Why Is Empathy The Point of Conversation?
Over the past two months or so I have noticed a reoccurring story circle through several media outlets. The articles that have been written are attempting to define empathy as a human quality that may be easily - and too often - manipulated. These articles are making a claim for "rational compassion" instead of empathy which they have defined as the ability to get lost in how others feel.
I made a video to offer you another definition of empathy: the ability to know how our actions will affect another. This is my understanding of empathy. It is a two way street. I can feel how you are feeling but more specifically, empathy is my ability to know how my actions will affect you. I'll explain more in the video.