We supply our own problem: how to be compassionate toward people who change or learn slower than you think they should? Is it anyone’s problem but your own? What should we do with the problems we’re having with our own family?
How does compassion look when you’re powerless to fix a situation? How do you avoid just repeating, “That’s rough. I’m sorry this is happening”?
How can you help people when their problems seem like part of an enormous, intractable system? It’s been a tough month for a lot of people and sometimes problems seem beyond us. However, we can each make a difference as long as we learn how to genuinely help and make sure to look after ourselves.
We talk about coercive discussion, where someone seems to be trying to provoke you into talking about a topic that will likely lead to an argument.
In this episode, we talk about situations where it’s hard to discern someone’s request for change and to give it a direct yes or no answer.