Daniel Allen, Twitter, Brooklyn discussed on Radio Boston

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But for a lot of people you know and i spoke to a lot of women who do this and a lot of people marginalized communities that do this now. They do have to build up some confidence to do it and And you mentioned daniel allen in the previous segment. I interviewed her for this book And she mentioned that though. She's had negative experiences in public with strangers. She's made a habit of talking to strangers all the time Because it makes her more empathetic it kind of makes her more connected to the world that that she lives in but also it makes her feel better about humanity Always say to people. Is that when you talk to people. More offline You get better data on what humans are actually like when you only when your whole perception of people is colored by the news and by twitter and things like that you're gonna wind up with an overwhelmingly negative perception of people because you know that is not humanity at its best so when you do exist in the world like this and you do make an effort to talk to people that you don't a regular basis you will find that you know it. It tends to go pretty well. It's surprisingly reassuring an inspiring for me and for others. It gives them hope i before. I don't want to run out of time to hear a bit of the book. And i'm thinking about these themes of humanity of dignity of empathy. So i'm going to ask you to read us a section on page one hundred fifty three. It's in your chapter strangers in the city. Okay sure of so. This is in my neighborhood in brooklyn that this took place. I was in a whole foods in my neighborhood not long ago. It was a sunday afternoon in. The place was positively overrun. There was an air of light panic as if the customers overwhelmingly white overwhelmingly affluent and almost invariably clad and looks jim. Uniforms were jockeying for the last plane out of casablanca in the face of all this chaos..

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