with no sympathy
Music / Real life

with no sympathy

i have often viewed sympathy as something on the way to empathy… sort of a stepping stone from saying… “Hey… you’re hurt, man and that sucks” to saying “i feel your pain, bro”. Today, though? i’m realizing that there are times when i feel empathy for someone without being sympathetic. i can engage with people with … Continue reading

Real life

it matters

In 1989; i was using…alcohol more than drugs. Many nights, i’d split a 12 pack with Mr.X and on more than one occasion, i polished one off by myself. Nobody ever called me an addict then…but it certainly runs in my family; we are a clan that self-medicates…that gambles…that overeats. i’ve lived the chaos that … Continue reading