A lovely animated RSA short of Dr. Brené Brown talking about the power of empathy.
The truth is, rarely can a response make something better. What makes something better is connection.
In The Power Of Empathy video, she discusses the difference between empathy and sympathy and highlights how empathy is feeling with people. Dr. Brown points out that empathy is a choice and how sometimes our first response is sympathetic by creating a silver lining.
The animated short is an extract from her full talk, The Power of Vulnerability where she disputes the myth that vulnerability is a weakness, when in fact it can create a meaningful connection with people. As well as explaining behaviors like blaming, which gives the person an illusion of control, and is a negative behavior that’s opposite of accountability and is corrosive to relationships.
The Power Of Vulnerability