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Amanda Bucklow

Stephanie, I really enjoyed this post and as usual, it is spot on trend.

I also sense a rise in altruism - pathological and otherwise - and I sense it is at least in part, a reaction to the 'tough times' we are experiencing. For those who are relatively comfortable despite the economy, it may be a kind of 'survivor's guilt' and that is a dangerous place to be.

As conflict resolution professionals, we need to be much more skilled at helping people confront problems. That needs to be in a way that they can deal with, compassion yes, but by not confusing empathy with sympathy.

Amanda

StephanieWestAllen

Thanks, Amanda. I am always appreciative of hearing your thoughts. Good to have you drop by!

Stephanie

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