Empathy is a Choice !!

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Time for Empathy again

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21st century is an age of Extrospection.  Merriam-Webster dictionary meaning of Extrospection is “examination or observation of what is outside oneself”. And the simplest way of practising Extrospection is showing Empathy. Now, we all understand empathy as putting yourself in someone else’s shoes and looking at the situation, think their thoughts and feel their feelings. But above all, empathy is a choice and we all make this choice of whether or not to be empathetic every moment of everyday.

But are we really empathetic? Lets find out what we have become today and what an empathetic person is?

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  1. Miriam says:

    What a great post. Here’s to reaching out to others, with empathy.

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  2. Stephen Miller says:

    “The first rule of love is to listen.” – anonymous. (and opening your ears and heart is a lot more work than opening your mouth)

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  4. transformationearth says:

    There is a lot of wisdom in this post. Thanks for sharing! 😄

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  5. Wonderful!!! I strive to be empathetic! You made me look deep within….. Thanks for that! I am reblogging this!

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    1. Hi, thank you for liking it.
      Best to you

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  7. This is beautiful! In fact all your posts are!! 😄
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  8. I agree with this so much !

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  9. sreejanac says:

    Agree.Empathy is a choice.

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  10. jade0207 says:

    Lovely post I had read it before xD Maybe I have a top that maybe can be useful to you! I learnt this from the opionated man a while back…so instead of rebloging your own post you can just go to the edit page of the post and change the date it was published…that will publish the post again! Along the comments and likes everything! And without that originally posted thing too. I don’t mean to offend but this tip helped me alot! Hope it is useful to you! Great writing here btw!

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    1. Wow..thanks a lot for the tip..!! This is fantastic…

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      1. jade0207 says:

        You’re welcome!!

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  11. SoulSne says:

    Loved your post! Thank you for writing it….

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    1. Thank you for the appreciation.
      Best to you

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  12. abodyofhope says:

    I “feel” you 😉 Sympathy>>Compassion>>Empathy>>Understanding. We need more understanding in this world for sure!
    Thanks for checking me out on DisabledandDivorced.
    Blessings

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  13. Jinzo_2400 says:

    I dunno….I think empathy is something you’re born with….I think this is what drives a lot of people to public service. When a 5 year old says “I want to be a doctor,nurse,police officer,soldier”,they are feeling the pull already to help others and it comes as instinct and not a learned/taught ideal.

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    1. Great words here. We come into this world with a clean slate and we go from this world leaving all the material possessions behind. I believe that empathy should be merged in everyone’s DNA in childhood, we need more of such people in the world.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Best to you

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