The Importance Of Empathy In Everyday Life

In trying times is more important than ever to consider the feelings of those around you. We are all in our own bubble, with our own unique perspective on the world, and it is crucial for our personal development to understand how other people experience the world.

Trying to understand other people's experiences and perspectives is what we call empathy. There are, of course, the subconscious empathetic reflexes that we all experience without thinking (you might wince when you see someone get hurt, for example.) But to be truly empathetic, you need actively think about the concerns of others.

The video above by Devin Clark explores the importance of empathy and what you can do to improve your own. For more information check out the article below.

See also: Why Empathy Is Your Most Important Skill (And How To Practise It)


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    Empathy may just be the biggest problem with humanity today. In this consumer-centric, I need it now, I want it now and to hell with you, society, people are becoming more and more insensitive to others. We have become a civilisation of selfish dicks, with no concern for the plight of others and let's face it, we are getting worse. Every day you hear about the chilling thoughtlessness of one-punch killings just for starters, but it's much worse, no one really cares about refugees anymore, or for that matter the future. If this is the message we are sending to our kids and our kids are the ones who will develop the true Al's of the future, we may just end up with that Robo Apocalypse we've been chewing our bottom lips over. Just a thought, I'll leave it there.

    Last edited 06/02/17 9:49 am

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