Friday, April 24, 2015
People be crayZ.
No, but that's the truth. There is no limit to human weirdness. I've been watching a lot of documentaries--fascinating documentaries--but you couldn't use half this stuff in fiction. It would be too unbelievable.
The constant lesson is how very bad humans can be at communicating.
And that inability--unwillingness, disinterest--in honest communication often seems to stem from a lack of empathy.
Possibly a lack of imagination.
But definitely a lack of empathy.
The older I get, the more I believe probably one of the single most important things we can teach kids is empathy.
And it does have to be taught. It doesn't come naturally with a lot of people because it is often against self-interest.