As I was entertaining my “I Am White” Race Test yesterday, someone asked “why?” What’s the purpose for this?”
I’ve learned in USAmerican Culture, that usually the value of “why” is measured in money…how much money will it make? Or what Fortune 500 company are you doing it for?
As a marketing strategist, of course I tell my clients at the outset you need to define your objective, to have measurable results.
But if you think about it, why not? Feeling compassion/empathy is a practice and a habit, just like exercise. It takes three weeks of practice for it to become a habit, and then it’s something you can’t live without.
Mothers in Iraq or the Congo love and yearn to protect their babies just as much as mothers in the US. Awful things don’t happen to “those people.” They happen to people. Practicing empathy and compassion helps to see the “person” in others.
And, all any of us has is our integrity. Do you ‘walk the talk?’ Live a life based on your values? If you don’t, who will?
What are your values? Do you live them?