No one has the right to tell you that their life is harder than yours. No one has the right to invalidate your struggles because they “got through it just fine.” No one has the right to tell you to suck it up because other people have it “worse.” Hardships are not comparable. Your struggles are real, legitimate, and just as difficult as anyone else’s
This has been a PSA thank you
randomly compliment people because sometimes that will be the only kind words they will hear that day
That is too much power for one human being
Reminds me of the ending to Men in Black.
The Power of Empathy - Brené Brown
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This is a very nice video about how effective empathy is. Empathy is powerful but often at least somewhat painful. Nothing short circuits empathy like ideology, whether religious, political or psychological.
However I personally disagree with Brene Brown’s thoughts on sympathy. Yes, empathy means you understand someone else’s feelings. Sympathy means that you actually care about what happens to them. Sadists and highly empathetic, it’s where they derive their pleasure from.