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Monday, October 30, 2017

Dear Hannah: LEarning (I Get It (Empathy))



 
Dear Hannah,

I am LEarning to listen and observe more than I talk.

I see and hear a lot of stuff that I do not understand.

I accept these events as part of my LEarning.

The easy road is to dismiss it all with judgement and opinion.

The tougher road is LEarning to practice empathy.

So if a cat shows or tells me something that sounds crazy, it helps me remember how crazy I have sounded to other people ... even recently.

That road reminds me that I don't know what roads led these cats to their positions, mindsets and actions.

Then I accept that we all have free will - to think whatever we think, say whatever we say, and do whatever we do.

Then I resolve to do better.


Love,


Daddy


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"LEarning (I Get It (Empathy))"
By Derrick Brown
8-22-2017

This is a song about empathy - understanding how someone else feels ...

... and gaining insight to why we do what we do.

check it ...

we don't know
what the data show
make decisions
no info

can't understand it
dismiss it
can't control it
diss it

ignorance
implicit

arrogance
explicit

can't DIY
solicit

still the same ol' same
ur complicit

i get it.

think I thought about
a long time ago
when I talked fast
thought slow

wasn't about to say
i don't know
won't catch me slippin'
oh no

rather front
than LEarn
your opinion
ain't my concern

kick my tail?
wait ur turn
yo i think we're done
adjourn

i get it.

don't fit in
quit tryin

few friends
no cryin

no prospects
applyin

keep doin' u
no relyin

sleepwalkin
swear you woke

ballin
know you broke

too serious
can't take a joke

eggshells
yolk yolk

cholesterol
stroke stroke

hush ya mouth
misspoke

ready aim fire
gun smoke

can't breathe
choke choke

can't swim
backstroke

get out the way
slowpoke

pulled over
invoke

plead the fifth
provoke

i get it.

make me wanna hollar
make me wanna cry

too low
too high

survival
get by

nunya
don't pry

messed up
boo boo

right church
wrong pew

right ship
wrong crew

too many
need a few

whispers
they hear you

rabbit ears
who else knew?

not one
not two

wise up
get a clue

bout_who to
bid adieu

what you
been through

starts to
accrue

fades to black
and blue

invoice
overdue

check's bad
gotta sue

different
point of view

leads to
breakthrough ...

i get it ...

I am LEarning to listen and observe more than I talk.

I see and hear a lot of stuff that I do not understand.

I accept these events as part of my LEarning.

The easy road is to dismiss it all with judgement and opinion.

The tougher road is LEarning to practice empathy.

So if a cat shows or tells me something that sounds crazy, it helps me remember how crazy I have sounded to other people ... even recently.

That road reminds me that I don't know what roads led these cats to their positions, mindsets and actions.

Then I accept that we all have free will - to think whatever we think, say whatever we say, and do whatever we do.

Then I resolve to do better.


About Derrick Brown (Principal Consultant)
 

I am Keisha's husband, and Hannah's father.

My *other* passion is empowering people via methods that balance skill & will, analysis & synthesis, ideas & execution, and activity & achievement.

I am the product of my mentoring relationships, peacemaking (and peacekeeping), and problem-solving ability.

I am a publisher, filmmaker, executive coach & registered mediator with engineering degrees from Clemson and Georgia Tech.

My education began when I finished school.

After school, I enrolled in a lifelong curriculum that includes the following classes ...

  • ministry (serving people)
  • entrepreneurship (developing solutions that serve people)
  • stewardship (taking care of relationships, possessions, talents, body, mind, and time)
  • literacy (reading & writing skills)
  • numeracy (math skills)
  • language (communication skills)
  • self-expression (sharing "who you are")
  • self-identity (knowing "who you are")
  • analysis & synthesis (solving problems & sharing solutions)

KnowledgeBase is a ministry that has evolved from wisdom earned through lessons learned.

I want to share this wisdom to build teams of "triple threat" fellows - mentors, mediators, and problem solvers.

We will collaborate in simple, powerful ways that allow us to help people.

I now know that power is work done efficiently (with wise and skillful use of resources, interests, communication, and expertise).

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