Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Empathy

What is it about human nature that makes so many of us so empathic?

When you see something happen to somebody, do you get that feeling as if it happened to you? I certainly do. Or just hearing about a devastating event is enough for you to want to do something. anything.

What makes strangers show kindness to strangers... even going out of their way to do so?

Or let's look at it the other way around: does witnessing an act of kindness automatically bring a smile to your face?

There are some really great people out there, don't you think?


P.S. Don't forget to leave me a comment below on your thoughts! As always, I'd love to hear from you.

5 comments:

Siv Maria said...

Empathy is whats makes us human, nice word!

Donea Lee said...

The random kindness of others always makes me smile! It's human nature to connect or try to connect emotionally with other people. And I think imagination helps - putting yourself in someone elses shoes, wondering what I would do if the same thing happened to me? Happy A-Z!

J.L. Campbell said...

Agree with you there. I watched some children at the golf course today. One of them kept giving away the balls she was supposed to be hitting to the other kids who had already hit theirs. She did it repeatedly without even hesitating. It brought a smile to my face.

Summaiyah Hyder said...

Yeah it's so nice to see people being so nice when often people don't even remember to say a simple 'thank you' nowadays.

g-girl said...

yes, witnessing an act of kindness definitely brings a smile to my face and warms my heart. it's a reminder that we're all human and we're not alone.

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