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This week, the subject I searched was 'compassion'. A number of fine topics displayed, but this one from Berkeley.edu makes for a good and very informative read.

Compassion v. Empathy


  1. Yam Aunty thank you for the link it is very clearly written.
    I try always to have compassion and empathy. I'm sure I fall short sometimes.
    But I do really try to imagine myself in someone's shoes and how I might feel. I have a very dear friend who has been fighting cancer for 9 years.
    January she started another grueling chemo treatment for 4 months. She Had a month with no worries...then a terrible rash appeared on her side. She has just finished 20 treatments of radiation which I cannot even imagine.
    How she marches on. of course she has bad spells mentally and this radiation has taken its toll. She is an inspiration.
    Hugs HiC

  2. That makes the difference very clear. While empathy is good I think we need more compassion.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  3. Practicing good emotional skill or it more important to be honest about them, and it will help you become a better person.
    Coffee is on

  4. YES Love is the message and the question and the answer... and all we need like john lennon said...

  5. Hello, it is a great message. We can start with love and go on to peace for all. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

  6. THANK you for all your hard work on our Plates!!!!
    Hugs madi and mom

  7. Interesting topic - thanks for sharing the link.
    Cheers, Gail.

  8. Very interesting link. I fear I am running low on the altruism gauge these days. Feeling kinda worn down by the orange baboon. Namaste Janice xx


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