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How we think about our past experiences affects how we can help others

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posted on 04.05.2018, 00:00 authored by Adam GeraceAdam Gerace
Have you ever told a friend experiencing a troubling situation “I know exactly how you feel”? This empathic response is usually driven by a connection we’ve made with our own similar experiences. Having “been there”, we believe we know what it’s like to be them. But do we really?


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