Your perspective might be irrelevant.
Often times when it comes to building healthier lives there are plenty of things we have been taught to focus on. Eating better, more movement, getting rest. This list goes on. Most of these are aimed at being preventive and are tangible concepts for the most part.
But what about when tragedy strikes? How do we work together to create places of comfort for those affected by events like that of the Orlando shooting?
With the social platforms that we have today – many feel the need to chime in with their opinions and judgements, often times before most of the facts are presented. This is a dangerous place to be in. Why? Because it prioritizes our lives/experiences before the lives of the people involved in a crisis.
As we work hard trying to build solutions for health, it’s going to be imperative to practice empathy when approaching answers. There will be times to apply frameworks and processes around the problems we work on. Then there will be times to just listen. To put ourselves into the shoes of others. To put judgements and opinions on pause and to just realize that we are all human beings.
And I truly believe the more we’re able to do that, the better our work will be.