A 12-Step Program For Empathy, From The “40 Days Of Dating” Couple

JESSICA WALSH AND TIMOTHY GOODMAN HAVE A NEW BLOG THAT DOCUMENTS THEIR YEAR-LONG RESOLUTION TO BECOME KINDER, MORE EMPATHETIC PEOPLE

Walsh and Goodman describe themselves as “self-obsessed millennials” and see the project as a way to become more self-aware in an effort to be more empathetic toward others. Though some might see irony in solving that problem with such a public display of introspection, Walsh and Goodman say they also have plans to expand the project to make it more participatory, to be revealed as the project rolls out. “It’s sort of a modern day, non-religious way that any one can attempt to examine their lives and apathy and attempt to become kinder,” says Goodman. As with any good first-person story, the idea is to use the personal to resonate with people universally.