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By Pam Burke 

View from the North 40: The greasy gut-bomb called empathy

 

December 14, 2018



In case you are wondering, sympathy is defined as feeling compassion, sorrow for another person, and empathy is being able to sense other people’s emotions combined with the ability to put yourself in that person’s place.

I like to think of it as that we feel sympathy in the heart and empathy in the gut.

While I have a normal human capacity for sympathy, it’s my overactive empathy disorder that I always have to keep in check.

For instance, despite the fact that I once sold a horse primarily because he reminded me too much of my worst traits, I try to have empathy when it comes to h...



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