Speaking about your grief is important, but so is listening
This episode is inspired by 3 events that have occurred in the since last week's show:
- The shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, LA
- The shooting of Philandro Castile in Falcon Heights, MN
- The subsequent shooting of 11 police officers in Dallas
I was reluctant to talk about my story of grief because I didn't want to listen to others talk about theirs. I would compare the two and not give any credibility to your grief if your loved one didn't meet some violent end. Simply put, your narrative wasn't the same as mine, so it couldn't be real.
I believer the same holds true for the events of the past week. There is a divide in the U.S. between people who believe police are doing their job and those who feel the police are racist or unfairly treating the very citizens they are supposed to protect.
We need to listen to each other and UNDERSTAND what the other side is saying. Only then will we begin the healing process.
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Music provided by Oren Levine (email@example.com)