Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The challenge and responsibility
of personhood

John Green, from “Hawaiian Pizza and Viral Meningitis,” an episode of The Anthropocene Reviewed:

The challenge and responsibility of personhood, it seems to me, is to recognize personhood in others, to listen to others’ pain and take it seriously, even when you yourself cannot feel it.
These words are relevant at our southern border, and everywhere else.

comments: 1

Fresca said...

Oh, yes. That's a hard one for people to do!
I see this a lot:
I don't feel any distress; therefore YOUR distress is not real.

Took me a long time to realize I don't have to agree with a person's *solutions*, just acknowledge and respect how they feel.