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Social Empathy

Elizabeth Segal
"Social empathy is the ability to understand people by perceiving or experiencing their life situations and as a result gain insight into structural inequalities and disparities. "

​Why Do We Need Social Empathy?​

We live in a complex world with billions of people navigating through different systems with numerous perspectives. People need help to understand how we are connected. Knowing what others are thinking and feeling helps us to work with others, but it's not enough to create societal well-being. We need to look beyond the individual. Social Empathy integrates empathic insight on the interpersonal level with an understanding of the larger societal context."