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Empathy for Others

Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end.

—Immanuel Kant (Public Domain)

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The man who can put himself in the place of other men, who can understand the workings of their minds, need never worry about what the future has in store for him.

—Owen D. Young, American industrialist (1922; Public Domain)

Here’s the real challenge in this: it requires us to shift our focus away from ourselves and towards others—a daunting task. Doing this, however, allows us to change our perspective on life. The ability to see the world through the eyes of others, to tap into their innermost concerns and desires, not only gives us the ability to truly help them move forward, it also helps us to lead a balanced, happy, spiritually-driven life.

—MSH, Penn Wealth

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He that sympathizes in all the happiness of others, perhaps himself enjoys the safest happiness; and he that is warned by the folly of others has perhaps attained the soundest wisdom.

—Charles Caleb Colton (Fair Use)

Having a deep empathy for our fellow souls has the added benefit of allowing us to share in their happiness and learn from their mistakes. If we are only focused on ourselves, we miss out on that opportunity.

—MSH, Penn Wealth

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Empathy

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.

—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Public Domain)

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Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. 

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – FEBRUARY 17, 2014: St. Matthew the Evangelist by Josef Kastner from years 1906 – 1911 in Carmelites church in Dobling.

—Matthew 7:1-2 (Photo licensed)

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Empathy

No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.

Roosevelt, Theodore

—Theodore Roosevelt

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