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There is one currency that always plays the key role in forming value, and that is human capital—the knowledge, skills and experiences of people. ~Lowell Milken
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Empathy vs Sympathy - Therapy Case Notes

Empathy vs Sympathy - Therapy Case Notes | All Together Now | Scoop.it

"Truly empathic statements don't necessarily try to make the other person's pain go away or feel better.

 

Seems like when you get to that point, you want to give up and hand yourself over to the snakes, because you feel that there’s no goodness left anywhere in the world, inside or out.

 

These strike me as statements of stark truth that grow from true empathy, not sympathy; by entering into my clients’ emotions and articulating exactly what they feel, I empathize with their pain but don’t try to make it better by offering consolation or easy optimism. Because I’m not afraid to look at something so painful and then to articulate it, I also communicate to my clients that, as painful as their experience may be, as unbearable as it seems, it actually can be tolerated."

 

By JOSEPH BURGO PHD


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Is everyone entitled to their opinion?

Is everyone entitled to their opinion? | All Together Now | Scoop.it

Perhaps, but that doesn't mean we need to pay the slightest bit of attention. There are two things that disqualify someone from being listened to: Lack of standing and lack of credibility in the topic arena. 

 

When you walk up to an artist and tell her you don't like her painting style, you should probably be ignored. If you've never purchased expensive original art, don't own a gallery and don't write an influential column in ArtNews, then by all means, you MUST be ignored.

 

[Image courtesy Rafael Minuesa.)

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