After I view this video I have more questions than answers as it relates to HUMAN BEHAVIOR:
- Is our view and perception of the world around us reflective of…reality?
- What other facets, opinions and perspectives of others need we explore in order to better understand reality?
- What external forces do we camouflage from our reality?
- What internal forces, especially ourselves, do we camouflage from our reality?
A greater understanding of ourselves, the world around us and expressing a heightened sense of the people around us is wonderfully illustrated in the word “Interpathy”.
David Augsberger (1986, Pastoral Counseling Across Cultures, p. 29), offers wisdom and insight from the word “Interpathy”, expressed as “an intentional cognitive envisioning and affective experiencing of another’s thoughts and feelings, even though the thoughts rise from another process of knowing, the values grow from another frame of moral reasoning, and the feelings spring from another basis of assumptions.”
That’s a powerful statement and worthy of meditation. It not only challenges us to deeply reflect upon reality but to intentionally establish a lens of life through the filter of another’s reality.
That is certainly a challenge for all of us…and something to deeply reflect upon because it has impact for not only those around us but for those who will follow behind us.