Thursday, March 5, 2015

HONY

Are you following Humans of New York?

You should.

Why?

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.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Support my writing habit: click below to...

SOME POSTS THAT'VE BEEN POPULAR, RECENTLY...

CHECK OUT MY FIRST BOOK ON GOODREADS...