Cultivating Empathy in Hungary

I live here. I’ve started saying that I’m a Hungarian. Now, when they ask me outside, where do you come from, I say, “Hungary. Don’t I look Hungarian?”
And they say, “No, not really.”
“Then what do Hungarians look like?” I ask.

That’s a good challenge to people about their conception of “Hungarian.” You said that you hoped to create more of a sense of community in this building.

It has been frustrating. You say good morning, and people don’t respond.

Because of a basic level of mistrust.

more: HuffingtonPost


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