Empathy is to know and understand what someone is going through. Like if someone falls off their bike and are crying you say I know it hurts I have also done it and it hurts a lot. It is not that people need as much as it is extremely helpful when your sad and in pain. So just some background information the highschool hockey team that I’m on. For the last 8 years they have gotten 2nd place over and over and over again so this year when we got 2nd place againd everybody especially the seniors were extremely sad and mad because they never got first place and I felt that exact pain with them I had empathy for them although I wasn’t as sad because i’m only a freshman and I don’t get as emotional as them I still knew what they were going through.