When I took a moment this morning for considering the topic of today’s blog post, I remembered a moment for empathy evoked by George Takei in his recent Twitter thread, as follows:
Speaking for myself and other empathic people I encounter in my groups and elsewhere, many of us are struggling to find our usual moments for empathy. People feel so angry, exhausted, frightened, anxious, sad, lost, isolated, helpless, and/or betrayed, that we need to re-commit, over and over again, to moments for empathy.
Are there moments for empathy in my recent photos?
Honk if you can find a moment for empathy among all the bullshit.
Here is George Takei finding many moments for empathy in his TED talk “Why I love a country that once betrayed me.”
Here’s one comment in response to George Takei’s momentous, empathic talk:
Patriotism is supporting your county all the time and your government when it deserves it.
Let’s take a moment for another comment about George Takei’s moments for empathy:
I’m a pretty jaded guy. not much get to me. but man that story hit me right in the feels.
I am so grateful for people who can find a moment for empathy, here and now, including YOU.