Planting the Seeds of Empathy

Simply Mona!

Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other’s good, and melt at other’s woe – Homer

Putting ourselves inside the shoes of another – as the old saying goes – has never been more relevant – This, according to an article written by Forbes contributor Georges Anders, who makes the observation that the number one job skill that will be in highest demand for much of the workforce in 2020 is empathy.

What is Empathy?empathy

Empathy is the ability to identify with and understand the feelings, experiences and motives of others. Empathy enriches relationships and builds trust among individuals. It is a vital tool in building a community of caring, collaborative, creative citizens who are active, contributing members to the global world we live in.

Can WE Teach Empathy?

For as long as teaching existed, teachers have always shown empathy towards their students. They know that…

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Posted on October 28, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. This is so relevant to what I studied in my Education class — an effective “leader” should be empathetic, and should also teach this to others. This is so important to future generations of students entering the workforce. 🙂

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