Compassion and Empathy?!

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

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  1. jenichick

    jenichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
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    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]

    J
     
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Amen, Jenichick.
    Compassion and empathy make us human.
     
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