When we interact with other people and someone else experiences any kind of emotion, we have a tendency to act one of two ways, either with sympathy or empathy. Sympathy tends to mirror the other person's reactions and empathy looks for a deeper meaning or reason why a person is reacting the way they are.
In this episode of The Mental Minute, I use an illustration of how we might act and react if we see someone acting sad or angry next to us at a coffee shop to highlight how we can become a better human being simply by trying to understand a person's actions or reactions, even if we completely disagree with it. Click below or download to listen at a later time.
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