Empathy is the ability to ‘feel with’ another person, to identity with them, and sense what they’re experiencing. Anxiety is a feeling of uncertainty or fear caused by not being able to control or know what will or might happen. The more anxious we are, the more individualistic we become, and when that happens, the only thing we care about is ourself. Empathy is the exact opposite. It is wanting to be connected with others and share our common experience. Thus, the more anxious we are, the less empathetic we can be, and vice versa. The more empathetic we can become, the less anxious we will be. Today we talk about this concept and go though some actionable ways for us to be come more empathetic.
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