Posted on June 13, 2012
This article titled, “Empathy for Change” by Maya Bernstein opened my eyes to her clear perspective based on the recently severe allergy problem of her young daughter. She discusses how her daughter has a temporary solution for her eye allergies but the problem will come back after two weeks of taking the eye drops. Bernstein writes about the “critical question for us as a Jewish community: are we looking for the root cause, the adaptive issues, behind our challenges? Or are we searching for those magic drops, those technical solutions that mask the symptoms and buy us time?” This is a question I think we can all benefit from asking ourselves and continue to thrive if we actively have more empathy for one another.