Here’s What Bike Rides with Juvenile Inmates Taught a Professor About Empathy and Life
Computer science professor Shimon Schocken regularly went mountain biking near a juvenile correction facility in Israel. He wondered if he could get those inmates to share the ride with him. One day, he approached the prison warden, and somehow his idea came to life, and Schocken found himself moved by the juvenile inmates’ intense difficulties and profound successes. When he gave this TED talk, he revealed that he'd been riding with the kids every Tuesday, rain or shine, for four years. He considers them to be a huge part of his life, and treasures the lessons they’ve taught him about empathy, acceptance, and perseverance.