Empathy…

“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”― Ernest Hemingway

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view — until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” – HARPER LEE

“Learning to stand in somebody else’s shoes, to see through their eyes, that’s how peace begins. And it’s up to you to make that happen. Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world.” – Barack Obama

“The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.” – Meryl Streep

 

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2 thoughts on “Empathy…

  1. The strains of “Imagine” is reverberating in every corner of my mind. As each step.is taken to divide our nation, to separate tribes based on color, sex, religion, race, my soul fills with fear and my heart breaks.
    Just two days ago a friend I had long admired as I believed her an honorable, caring person despite the fact our political views differ greatly stated that the ill treatment of the children.on our southern border was all the fault of their parents!! Our ICE and CBP were not to blame as they were doing their best!
    I still cannot find the words to express my shock. She is a gentle mother, a supportive friend, a loving spouse…. and did not express an ounce of empathy for those innocents!!
    I have no idea how we can change this hate-filled environment…No words! 💔

    1. I’m sorry you had that trouble with your friend. This is a tough time for so many people on both sides of the aisle. The division being pushed by so many people (who are largely doing it from fear or greed) is an unhealthy thing for the planet, our nation, us as a species, and us as individuals.

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