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Brené Brown on Empathy and Sympathy

"What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities."

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Here's The Difference Between Sympathy And Empathy + Why Sympathy Does Not Help
Prachi Gangwan
March 10, 2017
"But, the two are not the same. Sympathy, in simple words, is feeling pity for someone. It comes from a place of feeling sorry for someone's misfortune. When someone says, "I can sympathise," what they actually feel is empathy. Empathy is understanding how someone feels, and comes from a place of compassion. People need empathy. They don't need sympathy."