Compassion and understanding
Compassion is the ability to put yourself in the other person’s place and understand why they act the way they do even if you don’t agree with it. In To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus Finch attempts to convey this notion to his daughter, Jean Louise (Scout):
First of all, if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view […] until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.
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