What is your knee-jerk reaction to life?
Is it one where you extend empathy and care, or one where you judge and blame?
It’s your choice.
You get to choose whether you want the narrative of our culture to be one that condemns and judges, or one that loves and accepts.
In a world where we are programmed to extend judgement first, there are also those who choose to walk the path of love and empathy.
These choices matter.
Every moment, you get to make that choice.
An excerpt from an essay I wrote about culture for Esquire Magazine Malaysia in 2013 (now defunct but here’s a snapshot from Archive.org).
Adapted to fit 2020.