George Orwell & Empathy

As usual, George Orwell says it better than anybody. Here he is in his 1937 book The Road to Wigan Pier, asking his readers not to give up using coal, but just to recognize whose labor is providing them with coal. Nowadays I would only add to the coal miner all the people behind all of our conveniences…

Source: George Orwell & Empathy

[The excerpt chosen illustrates Orwell’s concern that people be mindful of the people who make their lives possible.¬† Bonus: a link to the complete text of “The Road to Wigan Pier,” and the following post has a harrowing excerpt on the coal mining process.]

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Dr. Annelies Kamran is Senior Editor at WorldView Software, Inc.

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