What is the best way to ease someone’s pain and suffering?
In this beautifully short animation created by Gobblynne for the Royal Society for the Arts online lecture series, 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.
Basically, qualities of empathy are perspective taking, staying out of judgment, recognising emotion in other people, then communicating that. Empathy is feeling WITH people. And keep in mind that rarely can an answer make something better. What makes something better is connection.
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