Empathy first, empathy always.

An amusing exchange happened in one of my lessons the other day and it made me think about communication, sincerity, and how to go about creating and maintaining relationships with others. You see, I had spent most of the lesson reviewing my student’s external correspondences and was somewhat horrified that the correspondences, while well-crafted and …

Letter to my younger self on other people

Dear younger Me, As a sensitive, socially-awkward only child, you will struggle with dealing with other people for a while. You will not be able to get a read on them, and you will feel assaulted by their remarks ever so often. Your parents will tell you not to be so sensitive, but you will …