How can you be compassionate (and act compassionately) toward someone with hateful views?
We’re a little late this month, but our topic is a good one. It comes from an anonymous user, who asks:
How about compassion for someone with very different and opposite world views? For example, I have an Islamophobic coworker. I know this person is going through some really tough stuff, but my only strategy has been to just ignore the hateful stuff so we can keep a civil working relationship. And that’s not ideal!
(If you’re curious about how to have empathy for people who do cruel things in general, check out episode 010 “The ‘Why People Do Bad Things’ Thing.”)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org