Compassion and Empathy?!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by jenichick, Oct 12, 2007.

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  1. jenichick

    jenichick Songster

    Jun 1, 2007
    com·pas·sion Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[kuhm-pash-uhn] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
    –noun 1. a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.
    –verb (used with object) 2. Archaic. to compassionate.

    Synonyms 1. commiseration, mercy, tenderness, heart, clemency. See sympathy.
    —Antonyms 1. mercilessness, indifference.

    empathy [(em-puh-thee)]

    Identifying oneself completely with an object or person, sometimes even to the point of responding physically, as when, watching a baseball player swing at a pitch, one feels one's own muscles flex.

    Seems to reason that if you suffer loss, and many of those around you are suffering, your suffering is magnified tremendously if you have compassion and empathy - it takes a mighty strong heart! [​IMG]

    To all those that suffer or are in need, may you find peace, strength and comfort during a difficult time! For those of you more fortunate may you have compassion and empathy for others! [​IMG]

  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Amen, Jenichick.
    Compassion and empathy make us human.
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