Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Empathy Explanation

Empathy - not many people know what this is, which is sad because the world would be a healthier and friendlier place if everyone did. Can you imagine if you were by yourself, with an empty stomach while you watched all the other kids playing, shouting and having fun. For some, that happens every day, we notice them but never do anything. We occasionally show sympathy by asking them if they are okay but we always get the same answer, “Yep,” or “Im okay” then we walk away thinking that we’ve helped them. If someone is hurt or being bullied, you hear and see what is happening to them, think about how you would feel if that was happening to you like putting yourself in others shoes.

How can you show empathy
You can help others by including them in your game or work because then they wouldn’t be alone, they would feel included and important. Think about the less fortunate people who have no proper food, clothing or shelter  and find a way to maybe help them with something that you have. You understand what people are feeling by asking them if they need help and if they do, you help them by doing whatever you can to fix their problem.

Why is it important to show empathy
If everyone in the world was empathic the world would be peaceful with no wars, fighting because everyone would care for others like they care for themselves. Of course, if you're hurt you would want someone to come and help you so empathy is also in the golden rule, Treat Others How You Want To Be Treated.


I personally didn’t realise how important empathy was till late 2013 but now that I know what it is, I know what a difference it would make in this world. Now that you have read this, go and tell others about empathy so it can make a change, show empathy and keep the world happy.

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