The State Of Empathy

September 30, 2016

Sebastian Junger’s Tribe – at The HalfKing

Filed under: — geo @ 8:10 pm

Sebastian Junger’s Tribe at The HalfKing 9/27/2016

Sebastian Junger


On Homecoming and Belonging

at The HalfKing 9/27/2016

FYI: i filmed Sebastian’s reading/talk because it resonates with Soldiers of Miss-Fortune (see below)
and The State Of Empathy, both work in progress documentaries

The State Of Empathy

Soldiers Of Miss-Fortune

Conversations on The State Of Empathy with Veteran Soldiers
who have come together to prevent veterans suicide and in doing so
have found their Fortune in their shared Miss-Fortune

This film is not about them but about us and what we all need to hear/learn
& our society needs to act on to create a more humane and empathetic culture
from the Irreverent Warriors March NYC 9/17/2016

Care is about Caring
We have traded Empathy for Apathy & Fear

Irreverent Warriors

geo geller

Oliver T

Captain 0liver T, British Army Veteran of Afghanistan coalition
speaking about War, Empathy, Veterans, PTSD, life and beyond among other things

ROUGH DRAFT work in progress notes
Soldiers of Miss-Fortune by geo geller –

The State Of Empathy & Other Side Of War documentaries are stand alone documentary under the umbrella/wings of The State Of Empathy

Soldiers of Miss-Fortune may appear to some to be a miss-leading title and far from what you might expect – but there is more to this then meets the eye and for those who watch this, it just might be surprise you and make you even a little bit jealous, as i am for what fortune in their miss-fortune they found among themselves – and to clarify this is not about glorifying war… war challenges our humanity and is a waste of everything imaginable and unimaginable

Soldiers of Miss-Fortune story is not about what war or battle field but the field of battle that we share and experience – like a father is a father to all things not only his own off-spring –

Soldiers of Miss-Fortune has nothing and everything to do with who we are and who we aren’t, that war and after war brings out in us – is not about finding fortunes of physical riches or the spoils or booty or missed and misfortunes of war but about find the real fortune that we are all looking for that society has trapped us in the Stockholm syndrom in its conventionalism its rights and wrongs, its socializations – unless you have experience war in its many different apparitions and have the fortune or miss-fortune of being the outcast the missed-fortunate who maybe have found through their experienced a depth of life that they are holding on life while holding up each other and maybe it gives new meaning to “we the people” –

Soldiers of Miss-Fortune teaches us about life, camaraderie, love, friendship and most important empathy! and yet do to the lack of empathy as many as 22 veterans are taking their lives every day and why i ask myself in you: “why have we abandoned those who fought for whatever it is that we cherish and gave up their youth and future for you who give very little support” the question i imagine from each of those 22 sons and daughters who take their lives every days asks – YOU-manity Where Are YOU” what are we missing and what fortunes have they found that you and i and many of our fellow travelers are searching for – a real sense of family of empathy of caring – these survivors, warriors, guardians of the american way, angels who protect us from evil have in turn have no-place to rest – not accepted by society when actually they are our life teachers who have much to share and to live for a sad commentary and reality check for all who enter have experienced and hopefully Soldiers of Miss-Fortune can some day make a difference –
– imagine one of our ancestors who got lucky and survived so that we could be here in this moment in time together – what a gift life is that we take for granted – food for thought

Irreverent Warriors

The MISSION of Irreverent Warriors is to bring veterans together using humor and camaraderie to heal the mental wounds of war, through therapeutic events and entertainment, in order to reduce PTSD and prevent veteran suicide. Our VISION is to provide all U.S. Veterans with the strongest veteran based support network, reduce the impact of PTSD, and eliminate veteran suicide.

How do we prevent suicide?

We provide a sense of community for veterans, much like the VFW did many years ago.
Our programs are events that bring veterans together using humor and camaraderie.

Our events bring veterans together in large quantities, more so than any other organization- using veteran friendly methods of coping: humor and camaraderie. When veterans come together at our events we give them an opportunity to connect, bond, love, and support each other. The connections and bonds made at our events allow veterans to create their own support network. The support that we give each other makes us less likely to commit suicide.

We also partner with veteran organizations who provide other services to veterans, services such as jobs, training, money, housing, service dogs, and more. The mental and spiritual support that we give each other, combined with the introduction of other services, give veterans the help and hope they need to stop considering suicide.

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