Audacious Compassion 011 – Compassion for the Pooches

How do you communicate in a group of friends with conventions that grate on your nerves?

Our topic today is from our friend Zoë:

How do I deal with a group of friends who engages in a behavior that you find frustrating (like, constantly interrupting or talking over each other) but no one doing it minds? I’ve asked them privately how they feel about it to make sure. I know other folks might not share my values, but I feel like I have to interrupt to get a word in, when that’s not how I like to communicate.

We also talk about Lindsay Buroker‘s Fallen Empire series and the experience of reading fanfic with “bad” writing.

Please share any comments you have! If you have a submission of an everyday situation where it’s hard for you to be empathetic or compassionate, write us at: