What is empathy?

“Empathy is the feeling that persons or objects arouse in us as projections of our feelings and thoughts. It is evident when ‘I and you’ becomes ‘I am you,’ or ‘I might be you.’

…Empathy helps us to know who we are and what we feel.

…Conversation helps to develop empathy, for it is here that we learn of shared experiences and feelings; ‘in empathy one discovers oneself in the object of contemplation.'”

…excerpts from Empathy and the Practice of Medicine

The link below tells very clearly what empathy is and more:

When Someone You Know Loses A Child

by LINTON WEEKS

December 19, 2012 4:05 PM

http://www.npr.org/2012/12/18/167518956/when-someone-you-know-loses-a-child

 

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