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Vintage Minis – A Giveaway

In order to be good human beings, we must actively seek to learn about the experiences of others. Listen to them, understand them, empathise with them, take them in and have them in the back of our heads when we interact with the rest of the world. I’ve become obsessed with this concept in the past couple of years, because I think it’s really important. There are lots of ways to do this, the easiest being just having conversations with as many people as possible, exploring different points of view when you disagree with someone instead of dismissing them. My favourite regular doses of empathy lessons come from the Beautiful Anonymous and This American Life podcasts – real stories, unfiltered, from real people with something interesting to say that I usually haven’t heard before. Why am I banging on about this philosophy, you ask? Well, because the Vintage Minis series from Vintage Books – the first twenty books of which have been released this month – has given me the perfect opportunity to do so. …