Earth has been a pretty terrible place to be in the last few years. Only we can make it better. Each and every one of us can do our part in our little corner of the world. Because when we are better humans, it makes the world a better place.
I read an article recently in which Valerie Bertinelli was trolled – by another woman – who fat shamed her. Really? WTF is wrong with you that you have to troll one of the most beautiful humans on the planet?
Bertinelli says she uses empathy to deal with comments such as that.
Empathy is the answer, truly.
Empathy is the high road.
I have been dealing with some harassment on top of the death of a few family members. Recently, I received vicious snail mail by trolls I have had to block on every other platform.
When I consider the effort these people have taken to reach me, it makes me believe they are seriously unhappy in their own lives. I know I have not said or done anything to them to incur or engage their wrath. They’re just unhappy and need someone else to focus on. And that is truly sad.
Burt Bacharach said it best: What the world needs is love, sweet love. And empathy.
Empathy has been my inspiration. How to Throw a Psychic a Surprise Party is filled with stories of empathy.
Sending you love.
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Wanton cruelty is probably a sin peculiar to humans. So much natural, unavoidable suffering with illness, injury, natural disasters, the sorrow of lost loved ones. But for some, it’s simply not enough. The true shame should be inflicted on the cruel.