Empathy and compassion are such overplayed cards, especially in politics; played by people who take them to be all that is needed to help. But they forget that, perhaps purposefully or perhaps they never understood it in the first place, that If you don’t know how to help, you hurt or are likely to hurt those whom you want to help.
A sharp thing in the hands of a thug can wound, in the hands of a doctor can save. It is paramount to learn the difference; reality won’t bend to your feelings.
Life loves a good paradox.
An entire lifetime is spent in finding them and then resolving them.
If you don’t have anything good to say then, insults and threats are a good way to keep the conversation moving.
How to not let awkward silence ruin a conversation 101 –
I wish all of us could be who we pretend to be everyday.
“Courage isn’t anything special,because it is in every one of us…, just like the capacity for cowardice. The ability to summon courage, now THAT is special.” – Jiniyas Awode