Saturday, October 9, 2010


Empathy means to put yourself in someone else's shoes. Like trying to feel how the other person feels. I think empathy is one of the most important characteristics to have, for example if your friend is telling you something sad that happened to them and you start laughing because you don't have empathy for them then they'll be really mad. There are many things that include empathy like the month of Ramadan. It's when Muslims like myself don't put anything in there mouths from sunrise to sunset. One of the reasons why we do this is because we try to feel empathy for those around the world that may not be able to have a meal for more than a day. I use empathy whenever there's a new student by talking to them and asking if they want to hang out during recess because if I were them I would want someone to hang out with during recess and make new friends. A synonym for empathy is sympathy. A lot of people don't know the difference between empathy and sympathy, well here it is:
- you know exactly how they feel because you have gone through the exact same thing
- you have not gone through the exact same thing, but you still try to help them out and try to feel whatever they feel

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