Just stumbled across this short video, using the words of Dr Brené Brown, to illustrate the difference between empathy and sympathy. My favourite bit is the line which says “rarely, if ever, does an empathic response begin with ‘at least’ … “
I am a fan of Brené Brown. She has the capacity to communicate complex ideas in understandable ways. Her work on vulnerability and on shame, though rigorous and academic, is also deeply personal. And she has the gift of wit.