Living in a community that values every person and empowers one to live their best life should be a right for all in Adams County. Isabel Wilkerson, the author of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, encourages society to practice Radical Empathy.
Radical empathy means putting in the work to educate oneself and to listen with a humble heart to understand another’s experience from their perspective, not as we imagine we would feel. Radical empathy is not about you, and what you think you would do in a situation you have never been in and perhaps never will. It is the kindred connection from a place of deep knowing that opens your spirit to the pain of another as they perceive it.