2 thoughts on “The Power of Empathy Versus Sympathy and How It Can Make You a Better Person

  1. Bob Campbell says:

    This is excellent Brian!

    I’ve often described “sympathy” as seeing someone else in a hole and climbing down there with them, but “empathy” as seeing someone in hole and finding help to get them out of the hole. Your video says it a bit differently but much more effectively! Imagery like this really speaks to me so much more than merely words.

    • Paz Romano says:

      Bob, I love your comparison of empathy v. sympathy.

      This message is timely for me as a dear friend just had a death in her family. Without seeing this video, I didn’t know what to say but wanted to connect with her and be empathetic. Accordingly, I simply gave her a hug.

      Rarely can a response make something better. What makes something better is connection.

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