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Monday, March 3, 2014

Empathy Post

When you are being empathetic you show you can feel the persons pain by knowing how they feel. In other words you are relating and putting yourself in their shoes or seeing the problem through through their eyes.

Dictionary definition: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another and Empathy starts off a feeling and leads into an action. Empathy can be shown in many different ways. People can show Empathy, by telling the other person you know how they feel and let them that they are loved and cared for.

Sympathy definition: feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else's misfortune. Many People get muddled up with Sympathy and Empathy. Say if my dog just died, a person being empathetic would say, “Are you alright? I hope you’ll be alright, You can come and join us” and someone sympathetic would say, “Oh, sucks to be you right now, aye?”

I thinks its important to be empathetic, because if you're not then people won’t feel loved or cared for. Empathising is a good thing. Then our community and school will be a much better place to be in.

A quote: “If I could give you one thing, I would give you the ability to see the world through my eyes. Only then will you realize how special you really are to me.” There's Empathy for you.

2 comments:

Nga Kaituhi o PES said...

I agree Empathy is really important and if we can foster an empathetic community then school and our community would be a very happy and cohesive place.
I love the quote although I am not sure whether it is really an illustration of Empathy??? Keep thinking about this.
Looking forward to alot more writing from you. Well done.
Mrs Nua

Gloria said...

Hey Lisia!
I really like your explanation of Empathy there! I like how you used the dictionary definition there and also how you identify Empathy. Especially how you described Sympathy and how you made up a situation to demonstrate it. I found it quite funny. Keep up the good work!

From Your BESTEST Cuzzy in the WHOLE World, Gloria ;)

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