Empathy – Is it something we have, can it be developed or do you learn it?

This Transformation we call Life

I volunteered at the Sydney Homeless Connect 2014 event yesterday as I genuinely have a desire to help those in less fortunate positions than myself. At this event I met so many people who are without a home, without an income, without personal belongings other than what they had with them at that exact moment. Sydney Homeless Connect hosts an event once a year where they gather of a multitude of services into the one place where those in need of these services can come and seek assistance or simply be in a caring and safe atmosphere for the day. Not only do those in need gain access to services, such as mental health care, housing services, nurses, centrelink, dental hygienists and soo much more they are treated as guests at the event. They are served gourmet meals at dressed tables, treated to donated clothing and shoes, are given personal…

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About tjmcfee

Freelance writer. Activist on homeless issues. 48 years old. I write about subjects that need to be examined closely and thoughtfully. The idea for Brain Sections came from reading a book about abandoned asylums. I wanted to set a suspense story in that setting. The inclusion of crazed scientists turning homeless people into zombies is what makes the story unique. View all posts by tjmcfee

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