Episode 48: Empathy Always Wins with Ally Salama
No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care. This generation has access to all the knowledge of the world and yet can often feel more lost than ever. We can all feel lost, alone, and not understood. And Mental health continues to be an area of difficulty for people from all walks of life. But the more we can empathize, the more we can understand that issues like depression are struggles we all face at times. This complex range of emotions is found in each of us regardless of race, sex, or ethnic origin. Recognizing that and being able to relate allows us to be heard. Felt. Appreciated. That’s why Empathy Always Wins.
Growing up in Egypt, and attending university in Toronto, Ally Salama had some pretty incredible experiences growing up. From literally getting stabbed in the back over a girl to swimming at Nationals for a shot at the Olympics, Ally experienced some of the highest highs and the lowest lows. This led to him to seek a path of therapeutic recovery that he had previously been too proud and culturally biased to consider. But through that transformational process, Ally not only discovered who he was but as fate often does, Ally found his calling. Now the host of the Empathy Always Wins podcast, Ally is sharing his story with youth around the world. Letting them know they are not alone and that he is dealing with many of the same issues. Empathizing with their pain and their fear but most of all their hope. Hope of better things to come. And he is definitely a great example of that. Allow me to introduce the mental health ambassador to the middle east, Ally Salama.