Compassion is an extremely powerful emotion. It’s when you help someone get through an awful time in their life. Usually if it’s someone or something you, love you can show compassion towards it, You’ll end up putting an extreme amount of love and compassion into something you care about. If your loved one is going through an event you’ve gone through, you can empathize with them and connect. Showing love and compassion can let other people know what kind of person you are.
This is incredibly important, as empathizing helps you understand how other people function. It allows us to form personal connections with individuals. It also makes us great listeners, as we sincerely attempt to see the world through another person’s eyes. If we truly desire to progress as a species, we need to embrace our own emotions while seeking to understand the sentiments of others. Thus, despite the values I was brought up with, the lack of proper information and the lack of space to vent feelings, I don’t associate my sensitivity with shame anymore.
Joanna Macy once said, “If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it will be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than their fear.” As we continue to face the obstacles of hatred and division in our modern day society, it’s important to develop compassion to strive towards a better life that benefits those around us as well as ourselves. Reading through the short stories “ A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings”, “Thank You Ma’am”, and “Cathedral” we experience and view the value of compassion in a variety of different perspectives which help us understand the importance of compassion in our daily lives. Often times, we encounter conflict with one another because we do not act with kindness
Empathy is the capability to understand a person’s experience and compassion is being sympathetic toward other. These distinctive qualities people can possess could potentially affect the importance in contemporary society positively. Compassion and empathy are what brings the community and the world together also keeping negativity in balance. These characteristics aren’t only positive, but can motivate people to help the mental, physical and emotional pains of others and themselves. Learning from the actions of compassion and empathy gives people a better idea of how to improve and change things in the society.
In one circumstance, we may feel the need to give to those who are poor to keep them from getting in our personal space; and in other circumstances we feel that we give to others out of the kindness of our heart. I completely agree with Ascher and her views on compassion, because I have been in similar situation where I have questioned why people give money, and whether they give with a whole heart or out of necessity. Furthermore, this essay can teach us plenty of lessons that can be utilized throughout our lives so we can teach others and make them aware of the need to be more
This showing of compassion to one person demonstrates his compatible comprehension and how he might possibly be involved with someone that he sees so highly. Making use of the word “showed” conveys the view of past tense, in which, if love was showed, then there is no longer any compassion between the two any longer. According to
Much of what they endure is biases and evils we no longer have to deal with in our current society; or, if we do, we undergo in a lesser form. And yet we are able to both sympathize and empathize with what these characters suffer, perhaps because we suffered them ourselves or because we simply cannot imagine going through them. The era of the Great Depression and the age of racism are the two key factors and what really allow us to feel for those who lived in the past. The prevalence of injustice and the striking way it is presented, give us a connection to what was like then. And it is irresistible not to feel compassion for those living in such circumstances, not merely because we can imagine ourselves in those situations, but also because our worlds could not be further
In my opinion, empathy takes some understanding of the situation that someone is going through. If we cannot understand the tragedies people face then we won't be able to empathize with them. Instead, we pity them for having to experience such a horrible life. Now days we say we understand people and their feeling, but we can never fully understand unless we go through the exact same situation. Authors like Maya Angelou can help shed some light on a terrible situation, but in the long run unless we face the same situation we will never be able to understand their pain.
They also taught me empathy and compassion for other people. They continually remind me that I fail to know everyone’s story and must act accordingly. By valuing empathy, I understand that everyone is a Child of God and therefore, I need to act as Jesus has and be careful and gentle with them. My parents also instilled gratitude in my values, as I see them appreciate everything that others do for them, and as I look at what they have done for me. They sacrifice a lot to be my parents and to give me a life of comfort, and for that, I will always be grateful to them and to others around
As a matter of evidence, I did not have self-awareness at the time I thought being intellectually intelligent while I was not emotional intelligent. Consequently, I was not able to manage my emotions according to how I had to do it. Otherwise, some would say I could control my emotions. In addition, I was still struggling to motivate myself. Although I was empathic but then I could have been more empathic if I could manage my emotions in the past, thus Goleman was going to further say, “…; empathy appears an essential step in fostering altruism and compassion.