People don’t care about what you know until they know you care.
We’re living in a generation that promotes the comfortability of carelessness. In short, it’s deemed socially acceptable to be “unbothered” or “unfazed” by the circumstances around us. The danger of being careless is that it requires events of extremity to alter one’s perspective. For example, the racial reckonings of Summer 2020 challenged the carelessness and comfortability of others.
As the entire world witnessed the murder of George Floyd, comfortabilty was finally recognized as an immediate enemy to progress. Slogans like “silence is violence” became mantras people embraced in their home and workspace. It was evident that carelessness was lethal. In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter”.
With that said, people don’t care about what you know until they know that you care. In times of crisis or despair, what you know is irrelevant if your intentions aren’t rooted in care. What if we became comfortable in care rather than comfortable in carelessness?
Words of Wisdom by Char of the week: It’s not cool to not care. It’s cool to be passionate, it’s cool to be attentive, it’s cool to show-up for the issues that matter. When we take time to care for ourselves, when we recognize we matter, our emotional intelligence is bound to excel. Psalms 55:22.