´ The Difference between Sympathy and Compassion -
April 14, 2016

Sympathy is more likely to cause than to heal shame.

-Brené Brown

Sympathy communicates that someone else is poor or a screw-up or affected by really bad decision making in a way that the other is not. Compassion on the other hand makes us equal since we connect to our own hurt and mistakes emotionally without feeling superior.

 

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