Richard Veleta

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“Sympathy’s easy. You have sympathy for starving children swatting at flies on the late-night commercials. Sympathy is easy because it comes from a position of power. Empathy is getting down on your knees and looking someone else in the eye and realizing you could be them, and that all that separates you is luck.”

“Sympathy’s easy. You have sympathy for starving children swatting at flies on the late-night commercials. Sympathy is easy because it comes from a position of power. Empathy is getting down on your knees and looking someone else in the eye and realizing

The difference between empathy and sympathy. The original speech is from a podcast by Dr Brené Brown.  The animation is by Katy Davis, aka Gobblynne, a Bristol-based animator and illustrator who has won numerous “best of” UK awards. You can follow her on Youtube, Twitter, and buy her works at Society6.

What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, 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.

Dr. Brené Brown #empathy                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Brené Brown Our society + many in this world disrespect values fundamental to all religions like empathy. so when others spend years showing empathy, society tries to devalue if not punish them with lost wages for caregivers etc.