em·pa·thynoun1. the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
This entry is going to be the first of a two-parter about empathy. I’m starting this week by exploring the concept of empathy and how it is deeply ingrained into human nature, despite the many ways we sometimes suppress it. Next week I will follow it up with advice on how to channel empathy and overcome some of the obstacles to compassion that we humans face on a daily basis.
From Inspiration to Effective Action
Happy New Year everyone! For my first post of 2015, I wanted to share a resolution I made, and dive into what it actually means:
I know I’m a little late, but my #IdealistResolution is to turn inspiration into knowledge, and knowledge into action. @idealist
— The Goodness Geek (@goodnessgeek) January 2, 2015
For me, this gets at the core of what this blog is all about – not just inspiring people to action, but inspiring people to action that is informed by facts. The truth is that there are many places along the way for the train to get derailed or run out of juice on the way from inspiration to action. In order to clear a path (or lay down some tracks if we’re sticking with the train metaphor), let’s first chart our course: