"Dad, are you busy right now?" I could hear a strain in her voice, but wasn't sure about. "The neighbor's dog jumped of the fence and attacked Kitty. Kitty's dead."
According to noted author Brene Brown, empathy is feeling WITH someone. This frequently gets confused with sympathy, which is feeling FOR someone. Below is a parable to help explain. Imagine someone is trapped in a deep well and they shout out from the bottom, “It’s dark and scary down here. I’m overwhelmed.” A SYMPATHETIC person looks … Continue reading Empathy Requires Understanding with Your Brain, Heart and Ears