Mr. Haghiri, you write about forbearance and empathy in your book. What is the difference between the two properties? Forbearance takes it a step further. That is, empathy is the prerequisite for forbearance. When we exercise forbearance, we make a lenient judgment about other people’s intentions. Or about your own. In doing so, we accept the fallibility of being human as something self-evident. With a forgiving attitude, we assume to others that things that did not go ideally did not arise from bad intentions, but rather from inability. Empathy, on the other hand, only means that we can put ourselves in other people’s shoes.

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