Tag: empathy

health

Unexplained Anger

So listen.  There are perfectly legitimate reasons to get angry. My work situation, in the past, has consisted of escalating levels of stupidity that would enrage even the most enlightened of souls, if they felt any responsibility at all toward their post and the overall well-being of the company, its customers and the co-workers around …

culture

Deep Breaths

Deep, deep breaths. Today is a day.  As every day seems to be a day.  I’m not sure if it’s the Trump effect or just a generalized stupid-ing of the world, but the collective intellect of the planet, emotional and intellectual, seems to dwindle by the hour at times. What happened to empathy? To perspective? …

purpose

Those Who Cannot Defend Themselves

I’m a meat eater.  It gives me regret, often, to know I had a hand in ending life, and increasingly, it bothers me to do so. And while I’m not PETA supporter on account of their hypocrisy, I truly believe that those who can defend themselves must inevitably choose to stand up for those who …

purpose

Golden Circle

There’s a popular TED talk by Simon Sinek around the power of Why.  In fact, he followed that up with a whole book called Start With Why, that took the concept in his talk (which lasted roughly 20 minutes), and made it last several hours, with no variation on theme. I thought it an odd choice …

culture

Moses’ Dead Generations

Chuck Palahniuk postulated in Fight Club 2 that Moses made his people wander the desert for forty years in order to let all those who were slaves and didn’t understand freedom die off. That no one who had been reared in subjugation could possibly be fit to rule the next, free life. In essence, it’s an …