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Sympathy and Empathy

Short post today. My wife shared a quote with me that moved her and does complete justice to the difference between sympathy and empathy.

Sympathy's easy. You have sympathy for starving children swatting at flies on the late-night commercials. Sympathy is easy because it comes from a position of power. Empathy is getting down on your knees and looking someone else in the eye and realizing your could be them, and that all that separates you is luck.
-Dennis Lehane