August 23

Empathy and Efficiency: Thoughts about a workplace

There has been lot of talk lately around Empathy. Most of it has been in context of a workplace. I work at a workplace and have done so for a few years now. It is not easy to understand empathy even though it is primitively simple in definition. Empathy means the ability to understand and share the feelings of other. Makes sense to me, and perhaps to you too!

Now why is empathy so important? I think that empathy is directly related to the ability of building relationships. We believe that in order to form meaningful relationships empathy is perhaps a pre-requisite. I wont deny that! In order to form deep relationships it is very important to understand what other people feel more than what they say. In fact of all the strong relationships I have built it was empathy that was the building block of these relationships.
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August 9

Die and let die

There are two things that have inspired me to write this. The first was a quote I heard in a documentary by Robert Oppenheimer (who apparently picked it up from Bhagvad Gita) , “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”   For some reason I cannot get it out of my head. The second reason was just something that popped into my mind as I started to think of the title. It is a commonly heard saying Live and let live.

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