Radical Empathy Is A Practiced Action
Terri E. Givens online in Se Lever, (formerly Sheville.org of WNC)
What is empathy? It’s definition is simply the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, that is, the capacity to place oneself in another’s position. But it’s more than that. Empathy is a human trait that in today’s world of self-indulgence, many push down in an effort to avoid vulnerability and disappointment. But the cost of not utilizing empathy leads to one of the most dangerous opposites, apathy.
As we all watch the world unravel one nation at a time, empathy has never been more in demand.
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