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.

What's Wrong With Empathy?

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