Empathy Friday #5 : Thankful, Homelessness, and Empathetic Mercedes

Happy day Empathy Friday, November 23th 2018 everyone! This is your end of the day, end of the work week, empathy in the world round up. Articles, quotes, exercises, and a single question from Empathy Lab for you to start your weekend.

This week was saturated with emotions. From the absolute lows from the

Here goes Empathy Friday #5!

One question
one picture,
one article on empathy,
and a quick list of things we’ve found / been shared.

Your Weekend’s Question:

What are you thankful for?


Want to share your answer, please let us know friday@empathylab.io.

Picture of Empathy


As some American’s wrap up a week of eating feasts and waking up earlier to shop for things they want on Black Friday, some American treated Thursday, November 22nd as another day of struggle. Marcus Martin, founder of Grace Beyond Borders, pictured above, has lived like a homeless person for 13 days in East Chicago to help raise awareness, empathy, and funds for those living extreme conditions on the streets. His goal is to raise $40,000 in order to purchase property that can be used as an emergency shelter for those on the streets.

Martin’s recent profile in the Chicago Tribune, East Chicago activist sleeps with homeless for 30 nights to raise empathy, funds for emergency shelter.

Empathy in focus

Start Here, Stop Nowhere
A Nepalese program that helps students, teachers, and working professionals improve and develop emotional intelligence.

A Better Way to Teach Empathy
The self examination of what has made columnist, Aisha Sultan, a more empathetic to those around her. The number one experience that has made Sultan more empathetic, “Spending Time in a Place that Unsettles Me”. When did you last spend time in a place that unsettled you?

Mercedes Cooperative car: how Stuttgart is engineering in empathy
Mercedes is in the process of developing an autonomous vehicle that is empathetic to the pedestrians it is passing. Can a machine practice empathy as we know it as human skill OR is it just a highly sensitive pattern recognition machine?

Join in the empathy conversation! I want to chat with you about how empathy, self awareness, team building, and communication, coffee, silly cats, and life is working out for you. Message me (shelton@empathylab.io ) and we will set up a time to talk.

Empathy from you.

If you find articles that have piqued your interest and are things you want to share with others, please send them to friday@empathylab.io.

Cheers all and happy weekending!

Shelton (sD)


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