Responsibility during a global crisis

Psychological Perspectives

There are many ways to understand responsibility. For example, caring for and not endangering another person, such as caring for someone you love – your spouse, your children or your parents.

A month ago, I wrote a column about "the other;" the person who is seen as different. By forming imaginary circles around ourselves or circles that include loved ones and a very close friend or two, we leave everyone else outside our circles. The people outside our circles are considered "the other."

We often project many judgements, fears and dislikes on the other, who we see as difficult to understand,...


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