In this sense, empathy isn’t just measured by checklist item 31—voiced empathy for my situation/problem—but by every item that gauges how thoroughly my experience has been imagined. Empathy isn’t just remembering to say that must really be hard—it’s figuring out how to bring difficulty into the light so it can be seen at all. Empathy isn’t just listening, it’s asking the questions whose answers need to be listened to. Empathy requires inquiry as much as imagination. Empathy requires knowing you know nothing. Empathy means acknowledging a horizon of context that extends perpetually beyond what you can see.

I’ve seen the path your eyes wander down

I want to come too

(Source: Spotify)

I don’t know how we can become even halfway whole again.

—A friend on the untimely death of a fellow student and teammate.

micropolisnyc:
News you can use! But who, other than overeager realtors, actually says they live in “NoMad”?
mapsontheweb:
The Neighborhoods of Manhattan
I’ve always been so fascinated by the number of neighborhoods in NYC.

micropolisnyc:

News you can use! But who, other than overeager realtors, actually says they live in “NoMad”?

mapsontheweb:

The Neighborhoods of Manhattan

I’ve always been so fascinated by the number of neighborhoods in NYC.

halftheskymovement:

Bill and Melinda Gates have nine reasons why the world is better than ever. See the other reasons here.

The Gates Foundation Annual Letter addresses three important myths and come to remarkably optimistic conclusions about the state of aid and poverty today.