I was just reading about a program called “Start Empathy.” It’s about creating changemakers for the good. Imagine a world where our kids and grandchildren could learn to master empathy as easily as math or reading. That’s the aim of this program to empower students, transform schools, and change the world.
I do think though that we can’t just rely on our schools to teach what should be first taught in the home. Kids learn best by example. It can start by simple turning the TV off when you eat, and asking your kids how their day went. The act in itself makes them feel recognized and important, and isn’t that a great starting point for getting into the more empathetic issues?
Now that’s inspiration worth igniting. You can read more about it at startempathy.org or check it out on Start Empathy Facebook.
It’s all about creating goodness in the world.