OPINION: On this National Day of Healing, let’s recognise that starting point of ‘sorry’. Empathy is a virtue vital for Australians to reach reconciliation, writes Luke Briscoe.
- By Luke Briscoe
- Source:NITV News
Unless you were a complete angel as a child, all of us have memories of being told to apologise to someone at some point.
But sometimes, saying ‘sorry’ just wasn’t enough.
I realised this one day when I looked a schoolmate straight in the eye, internalising how he felt to the point where I had tears in my own eyes.
This is called empathy: the ability to understand and share the…