“I empathize with what other people feel.”
What is Empathy?
Empathy refers to people’s ability to understand and share the feelings of another. When people are empathetic, they put themselves in another person’s shoes, make an effort to see the world from their perspective, and feel the emotions that others feel.
Why is it important to have this skill?
When we can understand where other people are coming from, it become easier to treat people with compassion and kindness. We build stronger and more satisfying relationships that are based on mutual respect and understanding. When we focus only on our emotions and happiness, we are left with little meaning. But when we work to enhance the experiences of others around us, we experience a more fulfilling flavor of happiness.
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