Vacations provide a fabulous opportunities to engage in one of my favourite pass-times. People-watching is so much more than an exercise of the imagination. It provides us with the opportunity to flex an thereby strengthen our empathy muscles. Airports, hotels, restaurants and shopping malls are wonderful arenas for people-watching. But by far the most engaging arenas I’ve ever encountered are hospitals. The video below, is an advertisement created by the Cleveland Clinic which ought to provide some inspiration for some empathy-building people-watching.