Thank you for writing this for Medium. Medium is, in many ways, part of the new that will replace the old. This is a good start to dealing with the aftermath of the initial collapse of the old by you, having been at the epicenter, calling for empathy. Empathy, though an old term, is very much a part of the new world order that is struggling to emerge from the ignorance and hatred of the old. There is much of it here in the responses to this that can do nothing but continue to scream in rage at themselves with you as the proxy. But the change has only begun and struggle is only starting. Only empathy will keep us sane . . .