“…empathy doesn’t stop developing in childhood. We can nurture its growth throughout our lives—and we can use it as a radical force for social transformation.”
Shall we all use and nurture our emphatic muscles as a radical force for social transformation? I think we shall. We have the power to change the world… but first we must tap into the change we wish to see in the world, by first becoming that change.
Knowing that we all have a unique place in this world, enables us to appreciate other’s and their views without judgement, but compassion.The more separation we create between ourselves and another, creates more suffering We must embrace habits of empathy and our differences.
We need empathy more than every now… our world begs for it.
Allow another person’s truth to be just that… their truth. When we give and make space for other’s to be themselves we actually break apart the confines we have created around ourselves… and thus creating space for to be ourselves. It’s a win-win.
We are all human, all the same kind, we are one.
I loved this article and hope you will embrace 6 habits of empathy too. 🙂
Embrace 6 Habits of Empathy
If you think you’re hearing the word “empathy” everywhere, you’re right. It’s now on the lips of scientists and business leaders, education experts and political activists. But there is a vital question that few people ask: How can I expand my own empathic potential? Empathy is not just a way to extend the boundaries of your moral universe. According to new research, it’s a habit we can cultivate to improve the quality of our own lives.
But what is empathy? It’s the ability to step into the shoes of another person, aiming to understand their feelings and perspectives, and to use that understanding to guide our actions. That makes it different from kindness or pity. And don’t confuse it with the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” As George Bernard Shaw pointed out, “Do not do unto others as you would have them do unto you—they might have different tastes.” Empathy is about discovering those tastes.
The big buzz about empathy stems from a revolutionary shift in the science of how we understand human nature. The old view that we are essentially self-interested creatures is being nudged firmly to one side by evidence that we are also homo empathicus, wired for empathy, social cooperation, and mutual aid.
Do you embrace these habits? Do you think it’s time to bring more empathy into this world? Please inspire us!
Live Hippily…. and be the empathy you wish to see in the world. 🙂