The two sides of Empathy

Empathy is considered to be an overwhelmingly positive attribute. It is associated with kindness, compassion and social cohesion. Kids with empathetic parents have well-documented advantages: less depression, less aggression, more empathy themselves. Most psychologists would argue that empathy is a learned behavior rather than an inherent quality. Much like language, there is a threshold for assimilating empathy. Children … More The two sides of Empathy

Autumn and Anarchism

I smell the musky, earthy, damp leaf loam of Autumn. Everything is falling apart a little bit. Everything is becoming a little frayed and undone. The crisp perfection of spring tulips, that once stood to attention along tidy borders like governmental obelisks are crumbling like coliseum pillars. Petals are transparent, leaves brittle and curled. All … More Autumn and Anarchism