The Time I Bothered to Listen to a Homeless Person

It was on a hot day that I met Patrick. I was sitting at an outdoor table in the park beside the London museum where I worked.

He sat opposite me, setting down his bag as if to rest for a moment. He faced away, gazing nowhere in particular. It wasn’t completely unusual for him to sit there, as the benches and tables were communal. I picked at my salad. He began to talk. Just…

--

--

--

The lessons of philosophy and history, their practical benefits for your life and work. Feel free to get in touch: stevengambardella@gmail.com

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Two Actions That Will Help You Treat Your Female Coworkers as Equal

Cleveland opens new empowerment center

I Spent a Day Interviewing Homeless People and This is What I Learned

Offside and Out of Bounds: LGBTQ Rights in Iran

Put On a Happy Face

Questioning privilege through the pandemic: Is privilege really a privilege or a disabling…

Part 2: The road to testing innovations in behavior change and gender norms

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Steven Gambardella

Steven Gambardella

The lessons of philosophy and history, their practical benefits for your life and work. Feel free to get in touch: stevengambardella@gmail.com

More from Medium

About That Time I Had an Emotional Breakdown in a Walmart Parking Lot

You really only have two options: growth or death.

The Reason We Exist

How Not to Lead