Empathy is the ability to feel what other people feel. The dictionary defines empathy as, “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.” Empathy is important to have so that you can relate with people on a personal level. It can also help us to be less judgmental and to have deeper, more personal relationships. Many of my friends call me or talk to me when their having an exceptionally good or bad day. Because I’ve had similar experiences, I can empathize with my friends. Sometimes it works the other way around and my friends can empathize with me. It’s really helpful to empathize with my friends because we can understand each other better and be better friends. It also helps to feel more unified with people and that I’m not alone in my problems. All in all, I feel like it’s really important to empathize with people.
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