I went to a funeral wake of a lady who used to deliver Yakult to my home today. She passed away due to an accident - details were sketchy as all they knew was that she fell down a flight of stairs while out on delivery. Because it happened at a secluded spot in the … Continue reading What is your Life Goal?
Have you often heard this phrase, "my thoughts and prayers are with you"? What does it mean to you? What does it mean to your recipient of the message? In the comic above, a person is seen drowning but is provided with nothing but a quote of goodwill and sympathy. Have you encountered these well-wishing … Continue reading Do Something
Compassion = Empathy + Action Compassion is a Think-Feel-Act process. It starts with your thoughts. Without action, compassion is just empathy. Without empathy, actions are without heart.
“Stories can help activate a sense of purpose by connecting you to the people you’re creating for.” - NEIL STEVENSON, IDEO Alum / Former IDEO Portfolio Director Humans are emotional creatures. Storytelling is important because it is effective at teaching in a way that people can easily remember, and at helping people relate to one … Continue reading Benefits of Storytelling
I came across this definition of what empathy meant in "The Book of Yokai" by Michael Dylan Foster and it speaks so true. Empathy is defined here as "the attribution of feelings, of intentionality and agency to somebody/something else, to an other". What it means is that what we think the other person may feel … Continue reading What yokais can teach us about Empathy