You can never truly know someone’s pain until you’ve walked in their shoes.
The funny this I’ve noticed, because we live in a culture where people are so quick to wanna relate to everyone since we’re so hungry for connection, we get more consumed with telling our own story than to just listening to somebody else’s.
And allowing it to be different from our own.
You don’t have to have the same experience as someone else in order to connect with them.
Luckily total compassion doesn’t require total understanding.
It just requires the humility to know that we can never completely understand.
And to be ok with that without minimizing the other’s experience.
And most importantly, without marginalizing them. .
To our collective growth,