Empathy Vs Sympathy: Choose Carefully!

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Empathy & Sympathy. 2 words that sound alike, tend to be grossly misunderstood and hence, often used as synonyms for one another. While one part of understanding the difference between the two is to ensure no grammatical faux pas, the other, more critical aspect, is for its application in day to day life.


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This wonderful animation film by RNA as part of Dr Brene Brown’s talk on ‘The Power of Vulnerability,’ explains this complex difference in an extremely simple manner. Using animals as characters and relatable situations, it powerfully depicts how one’s reaction of empathy or sympathy can have two different consequences which will have a distinct bearing on situations & relationships.


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Go Viral picks this video because

1) Ingenius use of animation to communicate effectively

2) The simplicity of the narrative amplifies the power of the message

3) Learning meanings of complex words has been made easy





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