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Jon Zuck

I'm having a different kind of response now when I have that initial feeling "I can't understand why..."

I realize that all I am is human soul that's experiencing life in certain circumstances and conditions. That other person, no matter how offensive or irrational they seem, is also, nothing but human soul experiencing life in certain circumstances and conditions. I believe that if I had exactly the same circumstances and conditions--same job, same family, same history, same upbringing, same body chemistry, same DNA--I would be doing EXACTLY the same thing... there is NOTHING that seperates me from the other.

Admittedly, this is a strange perception, but it's helping me to judge less and empathize more. It's not "but for the grace of God go I," but "Grace!, dear God, there goes another I!"

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