It seems that we have become less of a caring society and I think a large part of that might be from a lack of empathy. I have a sister who is a seventh grade school teacher and she shared this video from Brené Brown on the difference between empathy and sympathy and more importantly why it is important to be able to be more empathetic. If you have a minute or two, check it out.
About Brené Brown
Casandra Brené Brown (born November 18, 1965) is an American professor, lecturer, author, and podcast host. Brown holds the Huffington Foundation’s Brené Brown Endowed Chair at the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work and is a visiting professor in management at McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.
Having spent her career studying the concepts of courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and having authored seven books including five New York Times best-sellers, Brown hosts the Unlocking Us podcast, and her TED talk, “The Power of Vulnerability”, has been widely viewed. More about Brené, here.