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"Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself."

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High School Reading Teacher & Book Enthusiast. Passionate about reading and sharing knowledge, I aim to inspire others through my notes and reflections on books. Join me on a journey of discovery and enlightenment.

In my youth, I was taught that knowledge conferred power. As I grew, I realized that knowledge alone is not enough; true power comes from awareness—understanding one's thoughts, feelings, actions, and the external world. This journey from knowledge to awareness transforms one's life, and I hope sharing these insights can inspire you as it has inspired me.

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