“First of all,” he said, “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.” (from To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee)
Atticus Finch is one of my favorite fictional fathers and this is one of my favorite real-life tricks of his. A great dad teaches his kids empathy. Mine did.