“Sympathy’s easy. You have sympathy for starving children swatting at flies on the late-night commercials. Sympathy is easy because it comes from a position of power. Empathy is getting down on your knees and looking someone else in the eye and realizing
Brené Brown Our society + many in this world disrespect values fundamental to all religions like empathy. so when others spend years showing empathy, society tries to devalue if not punish them with lost wages for caregivers etc.
Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another's world.