What Do We Owe to Others with a Culture of Feedback?

Courtney Branson
Jan 25 · 8 min read
Photo by Adam Jang on Unsplash

Before my daughter Henley could talk, she had a line-up of cries to signal hunger, exhaustion, boredom, and more. At first, I couldn’t tell the differences. When she cried, I would run the gamut. I would offer sustenance or comfort and wait for feedback. I’d adapt from there. Eventually, I built a mental library of cries, and even today, I know the cry for I need mommy.