Why Can it Be So Difficult To Understand The Plight of Others? Understanding The Ego

Right now we need to be able to listen, empathize and understand our brothers and sisters more than ever…but why can that be so difficult at times? Even when many people stop to listen, why do their brains immediately go to, “yeah, I hear you, but you don’t understand my…” Whatever comes after the “but” or “my” in conversations tends to be an “empathy-killer” at a time when we truly need to increase our empathy skills! Welcome to your Ego!

In today’s episode, Tony refers to an article by Mark Leary, Ph.D. Dr. Leary is the Garonzik Family Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University and author of The Curse of the Self. In his article What Is The Ego and Why Is It So Involved In My Life https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/toward-less-egoic-world/201905/what-is-the-ego-and-why-is-it-so-involved-in-my-life Dr. Leary does a wonderful job at explaining our egos, and why it can be so difficult to step outside of one’s self and truly listen to others. Tony takes Dr. Leary’s thoughts on ego and shares some things that you can do immediately after listening to move forward with an increased amount of empathy.

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