How To Help The People Who (Used To) Help You
Rather than trying to make everyone around you whole, focus on the people you have depended on the most, says Ann Skeet of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
“If you have been relying on somebody to come in and do a high-touch, personal level of service in your home, you want to maintain a good, long-term relationship with them,” she says. “That’s really the way to think about it, what is my relationship with this person? How regular is it? And how much are they relying on me?”
“Just talking to people, at a very human level, and finding out how they’re doing, finding out if they’re safe, if they have the support they need,” she says. “Anything you can do to reduce that kind of anxiety and provide more security for other people is a good thing to be doing at this point in time.”
Ann Skeet, senior director of Leadership Ethics, quoted on NPR.
Apr 19, 2020
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