Empathy vs Sympathy

We work a lot with connection in this class. This week, we examine the connection made when people empathize with each other. Watch this short video and then follow directions below.

In 1.5 pages, write about

1) A time when you were struggling and someone failed to empathize with you. What was your situation? What did this person say or do (perhaps in the name of being helpful) that resulted in more disconnection than connection?

2) Write about a time when someone empathized with you. How did you feel when that happened?

3) Finally, write about a time when you failed to empathize well with someone you cared about. How will you move forward when you face a similar situation again?