Charles Starrett

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Culture consultant & social tech teacher/facilitator at SoulCo & Northeastern University. He/Him. Dad, Harvard and NEC alum, visual thinker, dabbler in ukulele, electronic music, 한국어, and TTRPGs.

Human tragedy calls for more awareness, not less

Profound human tragedy is hard for us to see. We can be tempted to look away. And sometimes for self care we need to.

But action requires awareness, and the shared action required to respond to human tragedy requires shared awareness. We need to look together and feel the pain together, in order for a shared intention to arise. An intention to make sure we do whatever we can to stop this from happening again.

Only by looking each other in the eye and feeling each others’ pain together, will we have a chance of working together to make a difference.

And staying with the pain of human tragedy takes courage, capacity, and the commitment to create a world that supports the well-being of all.

25 May 2022

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