… in Australia … The School of Life Melbourne
On a Monday night in February I found myself una car with a friend. We were on our way to a symposium titled Empathy in Australia. The idea and the speakers had caught our eye.
Things shared, things thought about, things taken away …
Empathy is the cornerstone of relationships and without it our relationships are tone deaf.
Collective empathy can create change!
Empathy is a bridge to understanding the other.
Looking in needs to be balanced with looking out of oneself.
Cognitive empathy – actually wondering what it would be like to be another – look at the homeless person or anyone else and step inside their skin.
If we are wired to be empathetic why is it hidden so much now?
I don’t know how you feel, you tell me how you feel … that is your conversation …
Expand your curiosity and talk to someone you don’t know every week … I like the sound of that, would make life interesting.
A thing to do – Have a look at – Roots of empathy program.
My take away – for a change immediately – Talk to a new parent in the yard every afternoon.
Then off to dinner we went, each with things to think about and questions to ask …