"Empathy (feeling WITH someone)"

“Once empathy is activated, compassionate action is the most logical response.”

I tagged this article under the category “Global Mindedness” because aren’t empathy and compassion the building blocks for being more globally minded in so many ways? I think so.

Global mindedness has been defined as, “the ability of individuals to understand the world in which they live and how they fit into that world, as well as to their willingness to take action on global issues.” While global mindedness also encompasses an awareness of the world around them, for example, the UN Global Goals, to become a more peaceful world we must, as the definition states, UNDERSTAND the world in which we live. Being able to empathise and feel compassion for others, I believe, is the greatest step in understanding and having an awareness of the lives and cultures around us, creating a more peaceful world.

Do you walk away from others’ distress—to preserve our own well-being?

How do you cultivate empathy in your classroom?

My most favorite “take-aways” in this article….

“After all, it’s the human bond that adds the music to the words in life.”

“The ability to connect empathically with others—to feel with them, to care about their well-being, and to act with compassion—is critical to our lives, helping us to get along, work more effectively, and thrive as a society.”

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