Are you following Humans of New York?

You should.


Because listening to other people's stories is how you build your reservoir of empathy, and empathy is the emotion-source of loving-kindness, and loving-kindness is pretty much EVERYTHING.

I have no idea how the HONY guy has built such a massive following for something as simple as a succession of pictures of strangers, with a brief paragraph telling their story. But he has, and while his little project sometimes results in a little internet-arguing in the comments, for the most part the responses are often as beautiful as the stories themselves.

People connecting with people.

People caring a little more deeply about others, and learning to be a little more open-minded to the possibility that everyone you see is interesting, and awesome.

Check it out.


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