ON BEING COLUMN – Voting Is an Exercise in Empathy

Voting Is an Exercise in Empathy

Weekly Column By Sharon Salzberg for On Being Blog
Published Oct 24th, 2016

Whether you’re bored by the election, or shut down to it because of anxiety or frustration, paying attention is the solution. We can pay attention to the privilege of our right to vote. We can pay attention to the policy issues that are at stake. We can pay attention to disenfranchised populations whose lives will be most affected by the outcome. We can pay attention to what’s in front of us at each moment — the world we live in, and all of the people whose lives are inextricably connected to our own.

Sharon Salzberg

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