Magazine editor connects dots between literature, empathy

Reading literature increases a person’s ability to fully empathize with other individuals because it allows them to walk in another person’s shoes for at least as long as it takes to get lost in a story, according to the ASU Superstition Review’s founding editor...

“Studying literature is perhaps one of the best ways to learn to empathize with other people,” Murphy said.

“The work we do on the magazine embodies core humanities concepts, such as choosing to think from another person’s perspective and choosing to continuously examine the self and consider possibilities of change.”
by Marshall Terrill