We live in a world where bearing witness to a stranger’s unfiltered story is an act of tremendous compassion. To listen with an open heart and an open mind and try to understand what it’s like to be them— why they think like that, dress like that, made the choices they did— takes real courage.
Burns, Catherine (2017-03-21). The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown (p. 2). Crown/Archetype. Kindle Edition.
This from the Introduction to the latest book published by The Moth reminds of the responsibility the members of a Toastmaster audience have, the privilege speakers enjoy in addressing them.