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  • Why do we as a society have the drive to succeed not as one person, but as a whole? What gives us the power to want to help others, those in need?\n For my Thesis I am going to prove that empathy is not something we are born with, but a part of nature that we all feel and see in our everyday lives.\n\n
  • All the time I hear people misunderstanding the definition of Empathy. There are four key words I should clear up before continuing with my presentation. \n\nCitation\nGoogle.com defenitions\n
  • You feel for the person (pity, sorrow), but you don’t necessarily understand how they are feeling\ncitation: http://www.flickr.com/photos/10101046@N06/3292434691\n
  • We see homeless people all the time in the city, sleeping on park benches or alleys, pushing carts in the streets wearing ragged clothing, but how often do we stop and try to help? Most adults would say, don't help them, they can get a job or they will spend their money on drugs and alcohol. We feel bad for these people but we never reach out a hand. This is a perfect example of Sympathy. \n
  • You share the feeling with the person. You are putting yourself in the person’s place, and have a good sense of how they feel (to some degree)\ncitation: http://www.flickr.com/photos/57753972@N05/5502586543\n
  • If you once came from a low income house hold and know what it feels like to live in poverty, but you don’t really do as much as you can to give back, that is an example of empathy. \n
  • You try to share their feelings, but also take action to try to relieve the pain the person has. \n\ncitation: http://www.flickr.com/photos/29501884@N04/5074882778\n
  • You see your grandmother dying because of cancer, so you spend a few weeks spending time with her, trying to make her feel better and giving her hope. That is a perfect example of compassion. \n\n\nCitation: http://www.flickr.com/photos/92422987@N00/598718073\n\n
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  • Some examples of altruistic people in our history are Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, Mother Teresa. All three had one thing in common: they all tried to put others before themselves to help a greater cause in society. \n
  • Gandhi joined the Indian National Congress in 1914 when India was still under British rule. Since then he spent the rest of his life using non-violent acts to gain his country’s citizens’ freedom. Through marching and hunger strikes at the risk of his own life, India was eventually released from British imperialism. Without Gandhi’s altruistic non violence, this could not have been accomplished. \n\n\nCitation: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.progress.org/gandhi/gand2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.progress.org/gandhi/&usg=__2VavQgk8SVKzEL5kcGJyPT8RlhM=&h=386&w=240&sz=44&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=REsstWHhquii9M:&tbnh=155&tbnw=96&ei=Y2q5TaT8D8nztgfDjtXeBA&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dgandhi%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26sa%3DN%26biw%3D1140%26bih%3D615%26tbm%3Disch&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=235&vpy=211&dur=657&hovh=285&hovw=177&tx=80&ty=212&page=1&ndsp=22&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:0\n\n\n\nhttp://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.progress.org/gandhi/gand2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.progress.org/gandhi/&usg=__2VavQgk8SVKzEL5kcGJyPT8RlhM=&h=386&w=240&sz=44&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=REsstWHhquii9M:&tbnh=155&tbnw=96&ei=Y2q5TaT8D8nztgfDjtXeBA&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dgandhi%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26sa%3DN%26biw%3D1140%26bih%3D615%26tbm%3Disch&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=235&vpy=211&dur=657&hovh=285&hovw=177&tx=80&ty=212&page=1&ndsp=22&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:0\n
  • Martin Luther King Jr tried to change the world by getting rid of racism. He did not do it so that he could walk down the street without being judged, but so that all people of all races could be free. (read quote) What this quote here means is that you can make a difference with creative altruism without much loss, or use selfish violence and hurt those around you. Martin Luther King Jr could have started a war, but instead he got what he wanted through speeches and rallies. \n\nCitation: http://lifeondoverbeach.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/martin-luther-king-jr.jpg\n
  • Mother Teresa is the best example for she dedicated her whole life to serving others. For 45 years she looked after the poor, the sick, the orphaned, etc. She received many humanitarian awards and at the time of her death she had 610 missions in 123 countries. \n\nCitation: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_b0B8qu-_RSg/THaBF2dlXBI/AAAAAAAAFxU/rgIVxipqjPI/s1600/Mother%2BTeresa.jpg&imgrefurl=http://soundmindandspirit.blogspot.com/2010/08/mother-teresas-legacy.html&usg=__1oiBiRDRemaSjbrqLJZ_0XBz99Y=&h=450&w=369&sz=19&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=DiyL-WspUeK-HM:&tbnh=146&tbnw=119&ei=MI-9TYOEFKT20gH79N3EBQ&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dmother%2Bteresa%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26biw%3D1140%26bih%3D615%26tbm%3Disch0%2C292&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=490&vpy=98&dur=1083&hovh=248&hovw=203&tx=80&ty=180&page=1&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:17,s:0&biw=1140&bih=615\n
  • \nThe 14th Dalai Lama is the leader of the Tibetan people. According to the 14th Dalai Lama there are three types of empathy. \n(Read the three points)\n\nDalai Lama\nhttp://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://library.thinkquest.org/07aug/00117/dalailama.jpg&imgrefurl=http://library.thinkquest.org/07aug/00117/dalailama.html&usg=__VrWUQShp4qTr7E7TnuDn6Vx0cYs=&h=222&w=259&sz=21&hl=en&start=0&sig2=YPkkjFqit_K8IGucCFdNuQ&zoom=1&tbnid=Ow_h4PsqKQUJwM:&tbnh=133&tbnw=161&ei=_V9uTfO7BMKclgfDsewq&prev=/images%3Fq%3D14th%2Bdaili%2Blama%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26biw%3D1140%26bih%3D610%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=548&vpy=138&dur=16&hovh=177&hovw=207&tx=120&ty=116&oei=_V9uTfO7BMKclgfDsewq&page=1&ndsp=22&ved=1t:429,r:3,s:0\n\nCitation\nLama XIV, Dalai, and Alexander Berzin. "Compassion Based on Biology and Reason." The Berzin Archives. Dr. Alexander Berzin, 28 May 2010. Web. 28 May 2010. a href="http://www.berzinarchives.com/web/en/archives/sutra/level2_lamrim/advanced_scope/bodhichitta/compassion_based_biology_reason.html%3E" rel="nofollow">http://www.berzinarchives.com/web/en/archives/sutra/level2_lamr\n
  • The first type of empathy is seen in families and friends. This type of empathy comes naturally for us. We will always put our family and friends before others.\n\ncitation: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8317182@N05/1217616279\n
  • The second type of empathy is seen towards the suffering as pity, and sorrow. In this type we feel as if we are better than them and look down upon them. This may apply to the homeless, or the more unfortunate.\n\ncitation: http://www.flickr.com/photos/46944516@N00/449314732\n
  • The third type of empathy is a compassion we feel towards others that we view as equals. This type of empathy can be achieved through training and education and reason. The more stable the compassion, the more beneficial it will be.\n\ncitation: http://www.flickr.com/photos/16638697@N00/4504019719\n
  • Read definitions first. \nBasically the connection between social Darwinism and Darwinism was that people with the stronger genes would out last others that could not provide for themselves. \n\nDarwin believed that social darwinism was the best way for humanity to survive. He disagreed with the welfare program and felt the government was not responsible for other’s poverty, disabilities, and misfortune. \n\nCitation: google definitions \n
  • I have to disagree with darwin’s statement “survival of the fittest”. Our society will grow stronger if we progress as a whole, not by individual communities. There is scientific evidence that empathy is a natural emotion that we are born with. When a child is born, he/she automatically feels an unbiased love towards their mother, even though they don’t know her. You see we all feel a natural attraction towards our mother, as does a mother towards us when she nurtures and takes care of us. \n\nCitation:\nLama XIV, Dalai, and Alexander Berzin. "Compassion Based on Biology and Reason." The Berzin Archives. Dr. Alexander Berzin, 28 May 2010. Web. 28 May 2010. a href="http://www.berzinarchives.com/web/en/archives/sutra/level2_lamrim/advanced_scope/bodhichitta/compassion_based_biology_reason.html%3E" rel="nofollow">http://www.berzinarchives.com/web/en/archives/sutra/level2_lamrim\n
  • Eventually we learn to take these feelings of love and compassion and apply them towards others. These “seeds” of compassion are planted when we are babies and do not exist because of the law, or religion, but because it comes naturally. As we grow up, these idea’s of the law and religion in our society may be a structure to reinforce our compassion, but it will always exist inside of us as long as we are humans. \n\nSeed Citation\nhttp://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://farfalle1.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/sunflower-seeds-hulled.jpg&imgrefurl=http://farfalle1.wordpress.com/&usg=__stO02p5zzfW7XQ_HSst7U_RYlmo=&h=300&w=300&sz=76&hl=en&start=0&sig2=q_7D6hxEhU9j2Xtd4CJbEQ&zoom=1&tbnid=UxX--ZH9UaZstM:&tbnh=148&tbnw=148&ei=pV9uTe-BPcP6lwfAnvVE&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dseeds%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26biw%3D1140%26bih%3D610%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=726&vpy=238&dur=11&hovh=225&hovw=225&tx=143&ty=172&oei=pV9uTe-BPcP6lwfAnvVE&page=1&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:0\n\nGirl citation\nhttp://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://richardmansel.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/empathy3.jpg&imgrefurl=http://richardmansel.com/2011/02/22/empathy-is-eloquence-of-heart/&usg=__Czv796Bbh9zbN2zvSpNk9aH50rg=&h=337&w=505&sz=76&hl=en&start=0&sig2=wuxrBbZkrqKqDdqKAD9CUA&zoom=1&tbnid=hltoqC38hY1HgM:&tbnh=149&tbnw=188&ei=zF9uTbLTA8P6lwew0pg3&prev=/images%3Fq%3DEmpathy%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26biw%3D1140%26bih%3D610%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=608&oei=zF9uTbLTA8P6lwew0pg3&page=1&ndsp=17&ved=1t:429,r:13,s:0&tx=144&ty=126\n\nCitation:\nLama XIV, Dalai, and Alexander Berzin. "Compassion Based on Biology and Reason." The Berzin Archives. Dr. Alexander Berzin, 28 May 2010. Web. 28 May 2010. a href="http://www.berzinarchives.com/web/en/archives/sutra/level2_lamrim/advanced_scope/bodhichitta/compassion_based_biology_reason.html%3E" rel="nofollow">http://www.berzinarchives.com/web/en/archives/sutra/level2_lamrim\n
  • So you may think that the idea of darwinism, and survival of the fittest exists only among animals. Several experiments prove that theory wrong, showing empathy in animals. In one experiment 15 rhesus monkeys were trained to get food by pulling chains. It did not take long for the monkeys to realize that one chain delivered twice as much food than the other. The scientists then changed the rules. If a monkey pulled on a chain that delivered the larger amount of food, a “bystander” monkey would receive an electric shock. After realizing this, 10 of the monkeys switched their preferences to the chain associating with the lesser food reward. 2 of them stopped eating altogether for watching their fellow monkeys get hurt was too painful, and they would rather starve instead. [Masserman et al 1964]\n\nMonkey citation\nhttp://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.boncherry.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/monkeys.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.boncherry.com/blog/2010/09/14/top-10-smartest-animals/&usg=__bVAuXgs-BiJHW43VEwWlzE1bt3Q=&h=1200&w=1600&sz=494&hl=en&start=0&sig2=UzRlrgG8iza54FqRNPOpBQ&zoom=1&tbnid=FhhgoG0raG9y_M:&tbnh=140&tbnw=187&ei=R0JuTaTsM4SdlgeC_cVP&prev=/images%3Fq%3Drhesus%2Bmonkey%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26sa%3DN%26biw%3D1140%26bih%3D610%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=755&vpy=95&dur=181&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=111&ty=109&oei=R0JuTaTsM4SdlgeC_cVP&page=1&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:0\n\n\nCitation\nDewar, Gwen. "Empathy and the Brain." Parenting Science. 2008. Web. 8 Apr. 2008. a href="http://www.parentingscience.com/empathy-and-the-brain.html%3E.This" rel="nofollow">http://www.parentingscience.com/empathy-and-the-brain.html>.\n
  • As you can see, surviving without empathy is impossible. Sharing and loving is done naturally by animals, just like a dog loves his owner. For example, without empathy dogs could not live in packs, share food, and the females would not care for their young. Tests have not been done on lower less evolved animals such as bugs and lizards, but we can only assume that they live the same way. \n
  • Test’s show that children that grow up with pets are more likely to succeed in life, for they develop these patterns of empathy in their brains at a younger age than others. Professor Levinson concluded that “closeness to animals can reduce alienation, and that children’s empathy, self-esteem, self-control and autonomy could be promoted by raising pets.”\n\nCitation\nPoresky, Robert H, and Charles Hendrix. “Companion Animal Bonding, Children’s Home Environments, and Young Children’s Social Developments.” Companion Animal Bonding, Children’s Home Environments, and Young Children’s Social Developments Apr. 1989: 1-10. JSTOR. Web. 4 Nov. 2010. a rel=nofollow href="http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/resultsadvanced?vid=3&hid=112&sid=f214a705-e8f6-44e2-886e-9cb3f60c205f%40sessionmgr104&bquery=">http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/resultsadvanced?vid=3&hid=112&sid=f214a705-e8f6-44e2-886e-9cb3f60c205f%40sessionmgr104&bquery=(empathy)&bdata=JmRiPWVyaWMmZGI\n\nCitation:\nhttp://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.impactlab.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/child2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.impactlab.net/2009/07/12/amazing-and-touching-photos-of-children-and-animals/&usg=__iE1bUMawPMhjJ9pgI2rAdIDlnPs=&h=451&w=640&sz=40&hl=en&start=0&sig2=70Mqo586JJR-kdn7DRi7pg&zoom=1&tbnid=Dx1tYl1v65jViM:&tbnh=143&tbnw=207&ei=GrZvTcngEsP7lweY3YBI&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dchild%2Bwith%2Banimal%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26sa%3DN%26biw%3D1140%26bih%3D610%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=138&vpy=99&dur=3027&hovh=188&hovw=268&tx=120&ty=115&oei=GrZvTcngEsP7lweY3YBI&page=1&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0\n
  • Tests have shown that there is a neurological link between our own first hand experience of pain, and the perception of pain in other people. When showed images of people getting hurt to kids ages 7-12, tests showed these feelings being “mirrored” in the same areas of the brain as pain. When it comes to empathy, certain factors do affect these parts of the brain such as social interaction, emotional self-control, and moral reasoning. \n\n\nCitation\nDewar, Gwen. "Empathy and the Brain." Parenting Science. 2008. Web. 8 Apr. 2008. a href="http://www.parentingscience.com/empathy-and-the-brain.html%3E.This" rel="nofollow">http://www.parentingscience.com/empathy-and-the-brain.html>.\n\nCitation\nhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/mooode1/3733274664/\n
  • Children with CD (Conduct Disorder) have less activation in the brain associated with self regulation, theory of mind, and moral reasoning when comparing to children without CD. But, they also have a stronger “mirror” response to the secondary pain. Though they felt the mirror response, the bilateral activation was seen in the amygdala and the striatum. The striatum is only activated by a strong stimuli; pleasure. This means that when experiencing these feelings of pain, the emotions may be translated into an excitement that they enjoyed, but at the same time made them more aggressive and more likely to lash out. This strange combination can typically lead to psychopaths. \n\nCitation\nDewar, Gwen. "Empathy and the Brain." Parenting Science. 2008. Web. 8 Apr. 2008. a href="http://www.parentingscience.com/empathy-and-the-brain.html%3E.This" rel="nofollow">http://www.parentingscience.com/empathy-and-the-brain.html>.\n\nAmygdala:\nhttp://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_QmO_YFRrGCg/S9Vepb0ubzI/AAAAAAAAAuQ/7LEUB5NzNXM/s1600/amygdala.jpg&imgrefurl=http://kshatriya-anglobitch.blogspot.com/2010_05_01_archive.html&usg=__usRQITCgfOX_y-FylrvGtpvDrdk=&h=1133&w=1200&sz=121&hl=en&start=0&sig2=6OAejpc8oPF_9anA5E0lJg&zoom=1&tbnid=LsBW3RXSH0tzhM:&tbnh=148&tbnw=176&ei=3atvTdLJBYGBlAfJr5VE&prev=/images%3Fq%3Damygdala%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26sa%3DN%26pwst%3D1%26biw%3D1140%26bih%3D610%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=334&vpy=86&dur=337&hovh=218&hovw=231&tx=127&ty=123&oei=3atvTdLJBYGBlAfJr5VE&page=1&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0\n\n
  • There are lots of things that can affect your emotional views on other people. But why do some people feel more empathetic than others? There are quite a few factors that can affect that. The amount of compassion your parents give you, the environment you go grow up in, the number of friends you have, whether you have siblings or pets, etc. The development of the brain that deals with empathy can be very fragile when you are a child. Its not just one part of our brain that makes up our empathy, its several parts put together. \n
  • Most of you may not know this, but I got involved with volunteering back in 7th grade. Since then I have traveled on mission trips to North Carolina, Tennessee, and Vermont multiple times. Hope Church makes it all possible because they advertise rent-a-student projects, where the community can get us to help them do chores and in return help pay for our trip. Things like, cut someone’s grass, help someone move, watch someone’s kids, etc. Everything we accepted was donations. Once we raised enough money our Church would take us on our mission trip where we would help transform small towns that were in desperate need of help. This is what allowed me to pick my topic so easily.\n\nVermont Citation\nhttp://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.prwatch.org/files/images/vermont_map.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.prwatch.org/node/9899&usg=__5ch8jubq9kfqrSYqPOaK9GhBMsk=&h=299&w=299&sz=19&hl=en&start=19&sig2=DX8QJCpodM-XPQh-8Og5WA&zoom=1&tbnid=PSP-ReSiOhEc1M:&tbnh=146&tbnw=146&ei=wl1uTd_KMIKDgAeYpIxK&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmap%2Bof%2Bvermont%2Bon%2BUS%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26biw%3D1140%26bih%3D610%26tbs%3Disch:10%2C520&um=1&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=703&oei=vV1uTZqCBcKclgfDsewq&page=2&ndsp=19&ved=1t:429,r:7,s:19&tx=48&ty=84&biw=1140&bih=610\n\nTennessee Citation\nhttp://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/images/usa/tennessee.jpg&imgrefurl=http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/usa/tennessee/map.htm&usg=__XSqlqPKhhiIRMqL8kQ-l4-3o2lQ=&h=328&w=418&sz=37&hl=en&start=0&sig2=fqUaswBktclzmSShmapnnQ&zoom=1&tbnid=oHNMwtM2BD06uM:&tbnh=134&tbnw=171&ei=wV5uTePPMsP7lwean8g3&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmap%2Bof%2Btennessee%2Bon%2BUS%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26biw%3D1140%26bih%3D610%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=696&vpy=264&dur=3889&hovh=199&hovw=254&tx=125&ty=94&oei=wV5uTePPMsP7lwean8g3&page=1&ndsp=16&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:0\n\nNorth Carolina Citation\nhttp://www.123rf.com/photo_4446041_vector-color-map-of-north-carolina-state-usa.html\n
  • In 7th Grade we went to North Carolina and helped with a summer camp. We were volunteer counselors and watched the kids all week . \n
  • In 8th grade we went to Tennessee. In Chattanooga Tennessee we met up with multiple other churches to care for the community.\n
  • In 10th, and 11th grade we visited Londondery Vermont. Up there we helped the community by rebuilding houses, and doing other good deeds. \n
  • For my application I decided to do furniture ministry to illustrate my understanding of Empathy. Since November I have been helping Al Desilets with Love Works, sponsored by Hope Church. While he goes everyday, I join him about 1-2 a month and help him deliver furniture throughout Norristown. \n
  • For my application I decided to do furniture ministry to illustrate my understanding of Empathy. Since November I have been helping Al Desilets with Love Works, sponsored by Hope Church. While he goes everyday, I join him about 1-2 a month and help him deliver furniture throughout Norristown. \n
  • For my application I decided to do furniture ministry to illustrate my understanding of Empathy. Since November I have been helping Al Desilets with Love Works, sponsored by Hope Church. While he goes everyday, I join him about 1-2 a month and help him deliver furniture throughout Norristown. \n
  • For my application I decided to do furniture ministry to illustrate my understanding of Empathy. Since November I have been helping Al Desilets with Love Works, sponsored by Hope Church. While he goes everyday, I join him about 1-2 a month and help him deliver furniture throughout Norristown. \n
  • Every time I go out with Al Desilets, it turns out to be quite interesting. Recently, we had an older couple ask us to help them move into a new apartment in Norristown, down the block. Here is a little picture summary of how it went. \n
  • We had 6 people helping this couple move from their third story apartment, it was not easy.\n
  • We had this much room in the stair well, (click)\nWith this much furniture to move out. \n
  • We had this much room in the stair well, (click)\nWith this much furniture to move out. \n
  • It took about 2 full truck loads to get everything to the next apartment\n
  • It took about 2 full truck loads to get everything to the next apartment\n
  • It took about 2 full truck loads to get everything to the next apartment\n
  • It took about 2 full truck loads to get everything to the next apartment\n
  • We came to our first dilemma with the stairs. The futon got stuck. \nWe tried again, and again, but no angle would work. So we had to take it apart screw by screw. \n
  • We came to our first dilemma with the stairs. The futon got stuck. \nWe tried again, and again, but no angle would work. So we had to take it apart screw by screw. \n
  • We came to our first dilemma with the stairs. The futon got stuck. \nWe tried again, and again, but no angle would work. So we had to take it apart screw by screw. \n
  • Eventually we were almost finished. \n
  • Eventually we were almost finished. \n
  • But as if this job wasn't hard enough Dave (the husband) had fallen down the stairs and gotten hurt. We called the ambulance and police because he could not move. Once we got him out, we went on and finished the job. \n
  • But as if this job wasn't hard enough Dave (the husband) had fallen down the stairs and gotten hurt. We called the ambulance and police because he could not move. Once we got him out, we went on and finished the job. \n
  • But as if this job wasn't hard enough Dave (the husband) had fallen down the stairs and gotten hurt. We called the ambulance and police because he could not move. Once we got him out, we went on and finished the job. \n
  • But as if this job wasn't hard enough Dave (the husband) had fallen down the stairs and gotten hurt. We called the ambulance and police because he could not move. Once we got him out, we went on and finished the job. \n
  • But as if this job wasn't hard enough Dave (the husband) had fallen down the stairs and gotten hurt. We called the ambulance and police because he could not move. Once we got him out, we went on and finished the job. \n
  • We moved them into their new apartment, put together all their furniture, and got a nice warm thank you from Debbie. \n
  • We moved them into their new apartment, put together all their furniture, and got a nice warm thank you from Debbie. \n
  • We moved them into their new apartment, put together all their furniture, and got a nice warm thank you from Debbie. \n
  • We moved them into their new apartment, put together all their furniture, and got a nice warm thank you from Debbie. \n
  • We moved them into their new apartment, put together all their furniture, and got a nice warm thank you from Debbie. \n
  • We moved them into their new apartment, put together all their furniture, and got a nice warm thank you from Debbie. \n
  • \nHere are some other days put together that we have gone out. \n
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  • Another part of my application was holding a furniture drive for April 9th. Every Fall and Spring, Al Desilets holds a Love Works furniture drive to gather up furniture for the needy. I had helped him in the fall, so that I would know what to do for when I hosted it in the spring. I tried to get the word out by posting flyers around the school, and having an announcement about it at the church service. \n
  • The drive ran from 9am - 2pm. It wasn't as successful as the fall one, but people still came. \n
  • The drive ran from 9am - 2pm. It wasn't as successful as the fall one, but people still came. \n
  • The drive ran from 9am - 2pm. It wasn't as successful as the fall one, but people still came. \n
  • When I first began my SGP I pictured it a lot differently in my mind. When you think of volunteering at soup kitchens, doing community service, or in my case donating and delivering furniture, you expect to receive more gratitude than actually given. Most homes I entered had nice wood polished floors, large TV’s, and leather couches. These people almost seemed selfish, because others had nothing more than a mattress laying on a floor.\n
  • The one thing I did learn from my project, is that you should not judge a book by its cover. Al taught me that. He said it was hard to say no to certain people when he knew they had a lot, but for all we know, this was their last week paying rent for rent-a-center and would have nothing left next week. Al never abandoned anyone. He answered everyone’s calls, and though may not give everything he had to a fortunate family, he still gave them an option to take an item or two. Al Desilets always taught me to always be generous. \n
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  • In conclusion I would have to say that my project was pretty successful. I helped a lot of people and gave back to the community. I would have to say the most difficult part of my project was trying to take pictures, and document the whole thing. I was doing most of the heavy lifting, so by the time we were finished, there was nothing to photograph. I felt a lot of the people also did not feel comfortable with me filming them and their homes in the conditions that they were in. \n

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  • Empathy Damian Szerszen
  • ThesisWhy do we as a society have the driveto succeed not as one person, but as awhole? What gives us the power to wantto help others, those in need?I am going to prove that empathy isa part of nature, something we areborn with that we all feel and see inour everyday lives.
  • What isEmpathy?
  • Sympathy -You feel for theperson (pity, sorrow),but you don’tnecessarily understandhow they are feeling
  • Sympathy
  • Empathy -You share the feeling withthe person.You are puttingyourself in the person’splace, and have a goodsense of how they feel (tosome degree)
  • Empathy
  • Compassion -You try to share theirfeelings, but also takeaction to try torelieve the pain theperson has.
  • Compassion
  • Altruism -1) Loving others as yourself2) Behavior that promotesthe survival chances of othersat the cost of ones own3) Self-sacrifice for thebenefits of others
  • Altruism in History
  • Gandhi“Be the changeyou want to see inthe world”-Mahatma Gandhi
  • Martin Luther King Jr. “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”- Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Mother Teresa "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples."-Mother Teresa
  • Types of Empathy“Love and compassion arenecessities, not luxuries.Without them humanitycould not survive.”-14th Dalai Lama
  • Empathytowardsloved ones
  • Empathytowards thesuffering
  • Empathybased onunderstandingand respect
  • Darwin • Darwinism - a theory of organic evolution claiming that new species arise and are perpetuated by natural selection • Social Darwinism - a• Darwin believed that the theory that the laws of world should be ruled evolution by natural through social darwinism. selection also apply to• Only the strong shall social structures survive.
  • Darwin• I disagree with Darwin’s statement “survival of the fittest”• It’s not possible to abandon others, it goes against our nature as humans.
  • Natural Love & Affection As children we do not show love and compassion because of the law or religion, but because we know to do so naturally.
  • Animals80% of themonkeys stoppedpulling the chainwith more food.
  • AnimalsWithout compassiontowards each other,animals would notform packs, ornurture their young.
  • Empathy between Humans & Animals“Closeness to animals canreduce alienation, and thatchildren’s empathy, self-esteem, self-control andautonomy could bepromoted by raising pets.”
  • Children Your body “mirrors” the pain of others, to your pain sensors causing you to be in pain.
  • Lacking EmpathyChildren with Conduct Disorder eitherenjoy causing pain towards others OR feel such levels of secondary pain, that they feel they must lash out aggressivelyThis combination can lead to psychopaths
  • Why do wefeel Empathy?• Is it possible to develop empathy?• Most of us are born with a combination of skills that make up our empathetic views• It is possible to have these parts of our brains be affected when we are children
  • PersonalRelevance
  • 7th Grade
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  • 10th & 11th Grade
  • My Application
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  • Class ActivityPut yourself in a real life situation:Pick five of the most important items you need for your new house.
  • Application
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