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!
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