Tag Archives: empathy

Why “A Wrinkle in Time” is an important book in these dark days of Trumpism.

2018 book cover. Sarah Kendzior, an expert on authoritarian states who often appears on MSNBC to talk about the Trump presidency and its similarity with other autocratic regimes, shared her thoughts with Flood Magazine   in which she uses the plot of … Continue reading

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We are at war. What do we do now?

  So.  The oligarchs got their wish last night, under cover of darkness.  In secrecy and total lack of transparency, in the dead of a December night, they passed a tax bill that robs the poor and middle class to … Continue reading

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Empathy burnout and the normalization of the unthinkable.

While I don’t hold Trump or his administration directly responsible for the increase in mass shootings and killings this year, there definitely seems to be a lot more of them than ever before.  I think the national mood where people … Continue reading

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Fake empathy.

Most US Presidents, following a national disaster like Harvey, have spent time with survivors — comforting and talking to them, serving them food, and sharing hugs and even tears. Donald Trump not only took several days to visit the people … Continue reading

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Why I’m no longer going to troll-tweet Donald Trump.

Since Donald Trump won the election, one of my favorite pastimes has been trolling him on his favorite social media platform, Twitter.    It’s a lot of fun dreaming up snappy and sarcastic counter-insults to his constant stream of inappropriate, … Continue reading

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Rich people are more narcissistic and less ethical.

Time Magazine published several articles citing studies showing that the wealthy are more narcissistic and less ethical than average folks. Wealthy Selfies:  How Being Rich Increases Narcissism Why The Rich Are Less Ethical:  They See Greed as Good The Rich … Continue reading

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Trump’s budget, repealing the ACA, the triumph of evil, and the rebirth of community spirit.

I absolutely hate Trump’s projected budget, as well as Trump’s Obamacare replacement, which although is nearly universally hated  not only on the left but on the right too (albeit for different reasons), is likely to pass this Thursday when Congress votes … Continue reading

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Daily Inspiration: The Lunch Debt

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Originally posted on The Purple Almond:
When 8 year old Cayden Taipalus saw that a fellow student couldn’t pay for school lunch, he took matters into his own hands. With the help of his Mom, Cayden began to return bottles…

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Rich people see the world differently.

I’ve long noticed that middle, working class and lower middle class families seem to care more about each other and show more empathy and generosity to each other than upper middle class and wealthy families, who often seem cold and … Continue reading

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Daily Inspiration: A Beautiful Friendship

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With everything going on in the world today, I thought we could use a bit of uplifting news. Meet 31 year old Chris and his 89 year old neighbor, Norma. Chris and Norma are…

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