Author Archives: Rita Sarathy

Empathy in the news

I skim the Washington Post daily to keep up with the world. In the light of former president George HW Bush passing, a headline that caught my eye was “The touching gesture by George H W Bush that his Secret Service ‘ family’ will never forget”. The article had a picture of George H. W. Bush sitting near a flower garden in Kennebunkport, Maine in 2013 holding a 2-year old child. The pair wore matching … Read More

Macho Mentality

Just a couple weeks after school ended, I was attacked. One of my closest friends lunged at me after a game of bowling, first trying to choke me, and later driving his nails into my neck. After talking to him about the incident, we came to the conclusion that something else triggered his actions, and not the issue of the bowling game. To me, the root cause was quite apparent: he had bottled up anger … Read More