Is Empathy the solution to Unconscious Bias?
Almost everything we do is a habit, which means that in most cases you have been doing it so long that it is now an unconscious thought or action. As soon as you see someone, you make a judgment and categorize them. We can’t help it. Our brains are always trying to keep us safe, based on our unconscious definition of safety. It has to quickly categorize the people and situations you encounter so that it knows how you should respond.
This is the basis of unconscious bias.
How To Be More Compassionate
I'm not OK...here's what I am doing about it
I have had to step a little deeper into my thoughts this time. And to be honest, I'm not ok.
As much as I have tried to work through this in my mind, I just can't.
I am angry.
I am beyond angry.
I Stepped Out of my Comfort Zone, Here's the Result
New experiences open you up to meet new people, try new things, and learn a bit more about the world around you. And they open you up for more new experiences.
What are you missing out on because you are scared?
Because something feels uncomfortable?
What would it take for you to step out of your comfort zone and do the thing that makes you scared?