They advocated for me when I wasn’t sure how to advocate for myself. They gave me hope that those experiences wouldn’t define my future and by God’s grace, they haven’t.
Sympathize. Try to understand that sometimes people can’t do as much as they would like to do. Don’t compare your situation with theirs. Be sympathetic to what they’re feeling and what they’re expressing. Be vulnerable enough to acknowledge that their pain is real.
For others, work spearheads change: change in lifestyle, change in our families, change in our local communities, change globally, change in our systems, secular and sacred.
“Throughout this book, I have described experiments that I hoped would be surprising and illuminating. If they were, it was largely because they refuted the common assumption that we are all fundamentally rational...In fact, these examples show that we are not noble in reason, not infinite in faculty, and rather weak in apprehension.” Dan Ariely, …