In the Sociopath-Empath-Apath triad, apaths are the kingmakers. To stop the sociopaths, all of us ought to be socio empaths. Empaths are sensitive to the feelings of others. Let’s go further, to sense the needs of communities and the constraints of society. Then turn it inwards, for it is how we can live into our truer identities.
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Podcast Episode 1: “Who Am I?”
Segment 1: The Question of “Who Am I?”
Read more: “Often, it’s not that you haven’t found yourself. Your self – or selves – already exist in you right now. What you lack is a sociological imagination.” / “Step into the shoes of others. Listen to the feels of others. It is the right thing to do, for yourself. For you will gradually learn to listen to your feels, and step into your most fitting pairs of shoes.”
Segment 2: Speaking up as a Student of Life
Read more: “To speak up is a statement in our increasingly text-dominated social world. And to be heard in a way I am less comfortable with is a hopefully effective invitation to you: to realize your agency in spite of your flaws and constraints.”
Podcast Episode 2: “The Shock at Death”
Segment 1: Kathy Ong’s Reflection on Death
“Time is merciless, they think, not at all fair, let alone too fair the way their daughter had lamented, because how could enough be given to them yet so little to their only child, such that they lived to watch her die?”
Segment 2: How Doctors and Nurses Experience Death
“Death, of course, is not a failure. Death is normal. Death may be the enemy, but it is also the natural order of things.”
Podcast Episode 3: “Distancing from Opinions”
What did Nietzsche mean when he says, “It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!”?
Podcast Episode 4: “The Traps of Individual Freedom”
~Scheduled for 19 May~
Read more: “Our shared desire to be free can never be free from constraint. Freedom has to be won, by staring into the eyes of constraint.” / “It is the pursuit of possibility which makes us free.”