Hi my friends.
I just watched it and it touched me and I wanted to share it with you.
It’s worth taking 30 minutes to watch.
The comments are really interesting to read too.
One of my favorite points:
We all see the world through a lens. We look through lenses of age, ethnicity, race, ability – and that’s how we see the world. We slide in a lot of other lenses, like insight, personal experience, history, family stories – and we all see the world through this unique lens.
We tell people that empathy is putting down that lens, and picking up the lens of another person.
We can’t put down the lens. The lens is soldered to our face. How – if empathy requires perspective taking – how to we take the perspective of other people if the lens that we see the world through is soldered to us?
The answer is: you believe people’s stories.
You believe people’s experiences as they tell them to you.
You don’t run that through your lens – you understand that the world they see through their lens is as real and as honest and as truthful as the world that we see through our lens.
If you can’t perspective-take, you can’t practice empathy.
It’s ok to have an opinion, but you can’t dismiss what people experience.
Here’s the link to watch the video and see all the comments on Facebook.
Did you watch this video? What did you think?