Running shoes

I didn’t get round to empathy yesterday.  A lot of empathy feels intuitively right. The part I find tough is the listening. When I pause shut up and really listen life is far easier.

It is very easy for me to hear every conversation as either a request for action or a criticisim or both. My mind races and I am into full scale flight fight or solution mode before the sentence is finished.

Groundhogmum complains that if she mentioned there was a paint in B&Q she liked I’d be at the store before she had chance to tell me the colour.

If empathy is about trying on someone else’s shoes.  I should at lest wait to get them on my feet. To feel where they pinch before I start trying to run. If I don’t do this the results can be painful and embarrassing.


East Lothian dad. Likes bad jokes and comic songs. Mostly tired, tries to stay cheerful. Thinks space is awesome. Would like to write more code and better docs.

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