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#Empathyfail: How Social Media Falls Short

with Ravi Chandra M.D., D.F.A.P.A.

· Show Summary

What I loved most about this show with Ravi Chandra was that, while we started with talking about men and women before long we just talked about people without talking about whether or not they were men or women. I long for the day when we just “are” and none of the other things matter. All that matters will be our curiosity about others and ourselves. We had an interesting chat about the below:

  • Why it’s hard for men and women to get along
  • Do women get to ask men to change
  • We can’t blame each other
  • Let’s care 10% more
  • What is the significance of 800 years from now
  • The world is divided into those who are right (which totally made me laugh with delight) 

In his book Ravi says, “we are who happens to us” I love the juicy bits that lies in that statement.

Ravi Chandra is a psychiatrist and author in San Francisco. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Facebuddha: Transcendence in the Age of Social Networks is his full-length debut nonfiction work. He writes blogs for Psychology Today and for the Center for Asian American Media, on film. And he is a poet.

My challenge to you is to take the time to not only see how your decisions affect your today but how they affect the next 800 years.

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