We talk about demonstrating active compassion in the face of systemic injustice.
Our prompt came from a friend of the show and was paraphrased from a verbal conversation:
I really like your show, but I have a hard time figuring out how to apply your ideas. I work in an industry where I see active misogyny all the time, but even being a small business owner, I don’t feel like I have any power to help the people around me. If I refuse to work with a supplier or bank because they treat women like shit, they won’t even notice. I’m not doing well enough to hire more than a temp employee, and I put my own livelihood at risk if I call people out. How do I keep from feeling powerless and how do I act compassionately instead of just feeling angry about what I see?
No episode this month! We didn’t receive a listener prompt, and we’ve decided not to make a habit of coming up with topics just for the sake of making an episode. If you have a question or topic surrounding everyday compassion, write firstname.lastname@example.org. Share the podcast with a friend, and let us know if you have a recommendation for communities that would want to know about our show!
We discuss proxy arguments, where people are having a disagreement in place of a wider ideological argument.
In this episode, we look at the current state of the Interpersonal Skills Stack Exchange. Why are people getting suspended left and right? Why does IPS seem to have more problems than other similar sites? What can they do to heal?
We also talk about James Comey’s A Higher Loyalty and the new revival of Queer Eye.