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Very often, we come across many situations where we get a chance to offer help.

It doesn’t necessarily
refer to helping through any materialistic approach.

The word “Empathy” comes from the German word Einfühlung meaning “Feeling Into”. Many different
scenarios impact us in different ways. We can offer our help in various ways.

•What is Psychological empathy? Psychological Empathy is often defined as understanding another

person's experience by imagining oneself in that other person's situation psychologically.

Empathy and sympathy are not the same thing. Sympathy is when you share the feelings of another like
feeling sorrow for them when they're sad; empathy is when you understand the feelings of another but
do not necessarily share them.

It can be broken down into-

1. pity: which is acknowledging someone’s pain before taking a step forward to help them. For example:
helping a cancer patient by donating money for their treatment, because you feel their pain.

2. Compassion: It’s an act of desire to relieve someone from their pain. For example: When you see a
friend suffering from mental health crisis, you hear them out, and try to extend your help by suggesting
them what you might be doing if you were there.

Sometimes empathy is misunderstood with altruism, which is doing the right thing for someone with the
best intention, because you feel it’s the right thing to do, without thinking if it’s even necessary to the
other person. For example, replacing an old toy of your kid, only because you feel it’s right, instead of
thinking of the emotions that the kid has already attached to it.

• Why is psychological empathy required?

When people feel valued, they feel safe and that they matter, which gives them the freedom to be
themselves and perform to their highest potential. Having an empathetic mind helps a person to grow
individually. We all come from different backgrounds and experiences, and in order for us to solve a
situation, it’s important for us to put our feet into the shoes of those who are suffering, imagining that
we’re there. Basically, empathy is understanding that someone else’s pain is as meaningful as your own
and work accordingly.

• How can we practice this?

By having a radical open mind and being open to anything that’s not even conventional. Recognizing our
shortcomings and that we might not have enough knowledge and information of everything that’s
coming our way, and being ready to see the situation from a different perspective. Accept the fact that
nobody is perfect, including yourself, and being taking everything into account that makes the situation
a bit more easier.

-𝘞𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘣𝘺 𝘛𝘢𝘴𝘯𝘪𝘢 𝘞𝘢𝘩𝘪𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘡𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯 𝘌𝘴𝘩𝘢

-𝘎𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘴 𝘣𝘺 𝘛𝘢𝘯𝘷𝘪𝘳 𝘈𝘬𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘣

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