Share: Brené Brown on Empathy

Rarely can a response make something better. What can make something better is a connection.

“What is the best way to ease someone’s pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities”.

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Sympathy is feeling sorry for someone. It is pitying, degrading, shaming someone for feeling the way that they do.

“Your ex raped you? At least he wasn’t holding a gun to your head. At least you have a great boyfriend now. (That fixes everything, right?”

Empathy is understanding and supporting.


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