Empathy is a Choice

Empathy is a choice – and it’s a vulnerable choice – because in order to connect with you, I have to connect with something in myself that knows that feeling … Rarely, can a response make something better, what makes something better is connection. Brene Brown has a video on YouTube that shows this clearly. I have shown it many times in my workshops and it always helps my students relate to the concept of how often we blame others for what we ourselves feel when we make mistakes. Let us continue to empathize with others who err and have the urge to blame others for their errors. Mistakes are just human and we must continue to challenge ourselves and others to learn from each mistake.

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