• Empathy
  • Jean Burman

You can’t talk about stuff you haven’t experienced first hand. You can’t even begin to imagine it. You have to feel it... see it... hear it… and ultimately live through it yourself... before you can honestly say "hey I’ve been there… I know what that feels like… here... take my hand we can face this together"

Empathy is a beautiful human quality.

Unlike sympathy [which merely states from afar how sorry you are] empathy jumps right in "boots and all" to offer a helping hand. I love it!

It sorts the men from the boys… the women from the girls… the friends from the acquaintances… the lovers from the losers… the real from the fake.

Empathy is a keeper. It really is one of the best human emotions to possess. If we can do one thing in this life really well… if there is one superpower we can harness… it’s the getting of empathy inside our hearts… it's the understanding that what happens to me can [in a heartbeat] happen to you and vice versa.

It’s life ... and we’re all in it together :)


RSA Shorts: Dr Brené Brown, "The Power of Empathy" from Gobblynne on Vimeo.

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  • Jean Burman

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