qotd: intention

 

Version 3

I believe in intention and I believe in work. I believe in waking up in the middle of the night and packing our bags and leaving our worst selves for our better ones.

—Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams

qotd: empathy

Version 3

Empathy isn’t just something that happens to us—a meteor shower of synapses firing across the brain—it’s also a choice we make: to pay attention, to extend ourselves.

—Leslie Jamison, “The Empathy Exams”