We have to make space to hear the pain of others
What Empathy is Not
Emma Lindsay

I disagree with the perceived necessity of hearing other’s pain. We currently don’t hear our own pain, and our own pain’s pretty much taking up the space. If we can’t hear our own pain, we’ll have at best much difficulty hearing other’s pain.

I say we first need to hear our own pain, with and/or without support from others. As we become more honest with ourselves, we’ll be more honest with others, which in turn creates space to hear other’s pain.

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