Why I write about empathy

I write about empathy for two main reasons: empathy is a critical skill we all need cultivate and writing helps me process what I’m learning as I better understand and demonstrate empathy.
 
1) Empathy is a critical skill
 
There are so many different opportunities to improve situations, relationships, and even the culture through empathy. But the one area I’m most passionate about is how empathy helps bridge racial divides.
 
I’ve written a bit more background and context around this in the post I, Racist.
 
2) Writing helps me process what I’m learning
 
Bridging racial divides is a journey — a massive, challenging journey. I don’t know exactly where it will lead or how I might change along the way. It’s a daunting path.
 
While I certainly don’t have it all figured out (does anyone?!), I know the change I’m seeking to make — to help replace racism and prejudice with empathy and love — is worth the uncertainty, the challenge, and the effort.
 
Writing these 100–200 word posts enables me to process and articulate what I’m learning along this empathy journey. 
 
Hopefully, these posts are equally helpful to you. This is a place for us to learn about empathy together.

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