Swami Vivekananda had once observed and I quote: "What is needed is a fellow-feeling
between the different types of religion, seeing that they all stand or fall together, a fellow-feeling
which springs from mutual respect, and not the condescending, patronizing, niggardly expression of goodwill" (unquote).
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Although the Latin language possesses no word for empathy, it is clear from this volume that 'fellow-feeling
' was recognised as part of interaction and bonding long before the neologism Einfuhlung emerged from German philology in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
For all the criticisms that can be made of gamers' behavior, these worlds are not bleak places entirely devoid of pleasure and fellow-feeling
. People play games for good reasons, starting with imaginative fun.
He expressed the hope that sports events such as these will enhance fellow-feeling
amongst all members of the Rashtrapati Bhavan community.
A collection of poems written on the subject of mourning, this book is both comforting in the fellow-feeling
we have with the poets and challenging in its ability to make readers think deeply about a subject that is sometimes too mysterious and painful to contemplate.
"But whatever may be the cause of sympathy, or however it may be excited, nothing pleases us more than to observe in other men a fellow-feeling
with all the emotions of our own breast," Smith wrote.
In unintentional and ironic ways, I reversed the direction of the following statement by Ames, once fear of Jack is replaced by recognition of shared flaw and fellow-feeling
. "I felt," Ames writes his son, "as if I'd have bequeathed him wife and child if I could to supply the loss of his own" (quoted on p.
Lilova, a qualified chef who worked in the retail trade in the Netherlands, told the daily that she had seen how the Dutch were taught self-esteem and fellow-feeling
for their compatriots, and now she wanted to stand up for her fellow Bulgarians.
The spontaneous offer of help by volunteers to get an extended visa for the brother of a Pakistani worker, who was grievously injured by anti-government protesters, is a high-minded gesture of fellow-feeling
But is this the same as requiring services to be provided "with compassion"--with fellow-feeling
for the patient?
It is not by any conscious "putting one's self in the place" of a joyful or a suffering person that the state of mind we call sympathy usually arises; indeed, it is often contrary to one's sense of right, and in spite of one's will, that "fellow-feeling
makes us wondrous kind." (85-86) The last quotation is from David Garrick ("Their cause I plead--plead it in heart and mind; A fellow-feeling
makes one wondrous kind"), though it was Garrick's contemporary, Adam Smith, whom Huxley credits as having worked out "long before the modern doctrine of evolution was thought of" in its "essential features" the evolution of feelings into the "the organized and personified sympathy we call conscience" (88).