“What if we joined our sorrows, I’m saying. I’m saying: What if that is joy?” – Ross Gay from his Essay Joy Is Such a Human Madness
How to deal with other’s sadness?
Too many times we jump to solving the problem when the other person just needs to vent. Sometimes we inadvertently invalidate the feelings of others because we are too busy trying to find solutions instead of giving them comfort. This picture is a cute and helpful reminder for how we should approach situations like this. This is respecting the dignity of others.