1. The idea of fiction making one more empathetic seems consistent with my experience. A couple of recent interactions with a video game character may have saved me from getting into an argument with a friend a few days ago.

  2. Becky says:

    I believe fiction, especially fiction that includes some sort of selfless heroism, has made me more empathetic. After spending so much time immersed in a hero’s story, I find myself wanting to emulate them. This inspires me to act with greater compassion to those around me.

What do you think?