Empathy in Norway – Eureka Street.
As the shock of the Norway massacre begins to wear off, we look for discussion that is reflective rather than knee-jerkingly reactive. I’ve found this essay a helpful place to begin – as much for the comments section as the main piece. The burden of the discourse carries a warning of what happens when ideologies of any kind create generalisations that negate the particularity of each human being. We turn people into objects of admiration or vilification. Either is an action that dehumanises, reduces and devalues the uniqueness of one another. The discussion carries both a warning and a call to something better.