Empathy in the Real World

We love this story of empathy in the real world.

By Momentous Institute | Jul 15, 2015
Empathy In The Real World

We love this story of empathy in the real world.
 
“Heading home on the Q train yesterday when this young black guy nods off on the shoulder of a Jewish man. The man doesn’t move a muscle, just lets him stay there. After a minute, I asked the man if he wanted me to wake the kid up, but he shook his head and responded, ‘He must have had a long day, let him sleep. We’ve all been there, right?’”
 
Read the full story here.

This is empathy in action! The kind man in the picture says, “I simply remembered the times my own head would bop on someone’s shoulder because I was so tired after a long day.”
 
Imagining how another person may be feeling, and then doing something to help the other person, is the definition of empathy. Way to go, kind train passenger. Thank you for the inspiration to practice empathy with those around us.


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