13 Jan Empathy
Sounds like this kid has a lot of reasons to be angry, none of which make it right to beat up on someone. But, Steve and Nicki, both seem very empathic towards the situation.
Empathy, being empathic, is a trait that people have that helps them understand how another person is feeling. It is the experience of being able to say to yourself, “Oh I know how that feels” when another person is going through something.
We are all born with the capacity to have empathy, but some people feel it to greater degree than others. Yet, empathy is one of the most important emotions for people to foster (meaning, to develop). Why? Because empathy connects us to each other—it speaks to our common humanity and reminds us that we are all people who have feelings, desires and dreams. We can sometimes forget that when things get really busy or challenging.
You might be surprised by how this one personality trait—empathy—can make such a huge difference in your life and the whole world.
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Do you think you are empathic? If so, how much? A lot, a little, needs work?