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    The New York Times CompanyDavid Brooks6/14/184 min
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    • aussak1 year ago

      “As we go through our busy days it’s normal to want to establish I-It relationships — with the security guard in your building or the office worker down the hall. Life is busy, and sometimes we just need to reduce people to their superficial function.

      But personalism asks, as much as possible, for I-Thou encounters: that you just don’t regard people as a data point, but as emerging out of the full narrative, and that you try, when you can, to get to know their stories”

      Beautiful, and important to remember especially in a time with such limited contact.