Even those closest to us are “others” to us. No matter how much we have in common, we are also very different. Yet we can embrace those who are near and increasingly come to embrace those who – in whatever sense of the word – are far from us. We widen the circle of empathy in our lives without giving up a respectful confidence in ourselves. There is always the possibility that those who begin as enemies to us can be transformed into friends and neighbours.


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