Shelter Me
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Shelter Me

Honoring Dignity in the Absence of Respect

Photo by Matt Collamer on Unsplash

Dignity is difficult. To truly honor someone’s dignity, you have to strip away your own opinions and perceptions and approach them from a place of empathy — not compassion — but empathy. The kind that is born of true curiosity and a desire to know and understand. I think this is the hardest thing for us to achieve as humans, leaving our judgments aside to talk openly with people who we view as wrong, depraved, lazy…

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