I was struck by this quote today from Richard Branson – “People who are inflicting the most pain are often in the most pain themselves.”
The internet should be an empathy machine – it should have made it easier for us to understand other people’s troubles, and take action on them. Instead, it has turned into a mechanism for people to strike out at each other, and put each other down. We have to change that.
We all divide ourselves into “right” and “wrong”, when we should all start with the fact that we are all human. We all feel pain and have trouble in our lives, no matter who we are. The first step towards coming back together as a culture is feeling empathy for each other as people.
People who are inflicting the most pain are often in the most the most pain themselves Lhttps://virg.in/Uk2 pic.twitter.com/O3p1614mBo
— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) January 9, 2019