For those of us who understand what it means to be empathetic, we understand other people, we also understand their issues, regardless of what their issues are, how they get to make some of their decisions, or who is at fault.
For some of us, it’s often because we don’t listen to understand, but instead we listen to reply that empathy will never be on the top of our list. We just don’t take the time to care enough. Since Brexit and the USA elections, not only do we need to cultivate more empathy, but we need to cultivate more tolerance too and yet empathy and tolerance simply aren’t there.
We must learn to be impartial, supportive and choose not to stand in judgment, understanding a person’s struggles as if they were our own and the decisions they make. The world needs more empathy and more tolerance.
We need to have more empathy and tolerance, we need to be empathetic and tolerant, or at least try. In these uncertain times, we need more of these qualities, not less.