Compassionate Integrity Training Final CIT training manual 11-30 - Page 110

Compa ssionate Integrit y Tr a ining A S e cu l a r Ethic s A ppr oac h to C ulti vat ing Pe rs on al, S o ci al and E n vir on me n tal F lo u r i shing Reflective Writing Exercise Skill 5: Impartiality and Common Humanity Instructions: Answer the following questions as freely and openly as possible. Your answers are for you only and are not meant to be shared. As such, do not worry about the quality of your prose or grammar. There’s no need to think much before you write; you can just write. 1. Have you ever had an enemy become a friend, or a friend become an enemy or stranger? How did it happen? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Do you think there are any negative consequences of bias to a person or to a society? Conversely, are there benefits to having an unbiased, impartial attitude? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Would your life be different if people were less biased to you or around you? How? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ce n t e r for Compa s sion , I nteg r i t y and S e cu l ar E t hics | L ife Uni ve rsi t y | M ar ie t ta, G e or g i a - 104 -