Dialogs With My Teacher #31

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Here’s another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning the Summer of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. ___ September 16, 2010 Student: I keep thinking that the mental stories authored by my ego are kinda’ like bullfrogs in that they’re always puffing themselves up to look substantial. …

Dialogs With My Teacher #27

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Here’s another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning the Summer of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. September 1, 2010 Student: What is empathy? Michael: An impersonal gift of seeing someone totally. We could also think of it as the opposite of greed. Student: Makes sense. On …