— Nathanael Coyne (@NathanaelB) December 23, 2017
One of the largest sources of confusion & frustration:
1) a decision needs to be made
2) it's unclear who has the *authority* to make the decision
3) it's unclear who will be *held accountable* for the decision
— Julia Grace (@jewelia) December 16, 2017
I’ve been thinking about the roles of decision making, authority and responsibility (accountability) and power structures and hierarchy over the last six months or so, while working in a flat organisation.
Some of the things I thought I thought (meta), I no longer think.
I will not, however, be voting Liberal and using the frog emoji, so I haven’t completely sold out on my own principles yet.
To summarize, emotional empathy could be simply described as “feeling what others feel,” cognitive empathy as “understanding what others feel,” and compassion as “caring about how others feel.”
But, Arendt reminds us, if we lose our capacity for solitude, our ability to be alone with ourselves, then we lose our very ability to think.