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Empathy Takes Education and Effort

May 17, 2016 | Comments Off on Empathy Takes Education and Effort

Empathy Takes Education and Effort by SoAngieWrites.com

I carry this empathy cheat-sheet in my wallet.

Empathy requires learning, trying, falling flat.

A willingness. A capacity for trying again.

Empathy is a skill set. Five proven steps for connection.

Necessary.

So I draw near the feeler. I keep my mouth shut, my mind open. I let their expression touch on my shared emotion. I say “I’m glad you told me. I’m here.”

Then I care for me. I treat myself kindly and remember my boundaries.

Empathy takes education and effort. I’m a student. I learn by doing. By failing. And again.

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