Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant? — Henry David Thoreau
[This is a repeat from April 14, 2018. The world needs a message like this. You will not smile. But you will think] The Cleveland Clinic is known as one of the great medical institutions in America and probably the world. Two years ago, the Cleveland Clinic produced a powerful YouTube video on empathy. I watched it for the first time in early March. And I’ve watched it several times since.
As I walk from the train station to my office, I’m sure I pass a thousand people. Probably more. Each one walks in his/her own world. With their own thoughts. Dealing with their own issues. Health. Fears. Demons. It is important to realize that each one of us has a story. Each one of us lives with the cards that are dealt in the lottery of birth. And the life that is thus given.
Do me a favor – and devote 4-1/2 minutes to this video. It’s hard to watch this video and not feel a sense of empathy for the human condition. A sense of – that could be me. You may want to watch it again. . . .