Empathy requires a deeper strength. It is not abandonment of self but it is fearlessly exposing vulnerabilities.

Empathy requires a deeper strength. It is not abandonment of self but it is fearlessly exposing vulnerabilities. It is going beyond the surface show.

[Norman Rockwell’s “Golden Rule”]

I wanted to convey this notion after people started sharing Norman Rockwell’s “Golden Rule”, so I found some ‘thinking music’, a quote, and had my text-to-speech say it for me because it has a better voice than I

Nevertheless, you inspired me. Around the same time I saw your message, someone else had posted Norman Rockwell’s “Golden Rule”. So, I made this video. I have to stand up for what matters and its relationship to these politics is incidental. It’s there regardless and I have to hold strong to maintain it. Thank you for inspiring.

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Thanks :) I wanted it to be slightly unnerving – a little off-balance, a little awkward. I like that ‘zone’ for some reason.

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Well said. Water has gotten between the layers of the Motivational poster, creating ripples. The sun has faded it in spots and it’s getting harder to distinguish the colors and just in the corner, a little black algae is forming a colony.

In some ways it’s good: our naivety shield is gone and we have to fight for what matters to us. This is one of mine, something I might not have bothered to say but now I must find a way.

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My grandmother once said something to my mother which she shared with me. My mother said to her, “Mom, there’s NOTHING worse than death.” Grandmother’s reply to her? “There are people whose pain and suffering is so horrible that they are impossible for us to even imagine. There are many fates worse than death.”

It hit home for her when they started showing the Nazi internment camp movies at her school. Whole class in shock because they were generally protected from that kind of information.

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