Food for Thought

Does probono work help us “see the world in a new and more compassionate way, allowing (us) to break free from the categorizations (us/them, self/other) that commonly divide people from one another.”  A recent study determined that meditation may have this effect.  How about providing legal services to probono clients?  Does your probono work  “increase the odds that you will feel the pain of . . . (neighbors, community members and as-yet-unknown strangers) . . . and act to lessen it?”

The Morality of Mediation, David DeSteno, New York Times Sunday Review, July 7, 2013.  Available at:


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