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It brings frustration and confusion when terms are being misused and/or overused.To me, empathy is not merely caring; it's observing, feeling, understanding, and if applicable/possible, helping. Empathy can be defined as a person’s ability to recognize and share the emotions of another person, fictional character, or sentient being.It involves, first, seeing someone else’s situation from his perspective, and, second, sharing his emotions, including, if any, his distress.
I understand why you say that empathy has become a "tag" word.
I cannot empathize with an abstract or detached feeling.
To empathize with a particular person, I need to have at least some knowledge of who he is and what he is doing or trying to do.
It doesn't dampen or lessen our connections to one another.
So please don't mistake my words for not having enough feeling I think we are filled with the ability to care for others immensely; I just think empathy had become another "tag" word in society that people use to show how caring they are. I want a person who cares because it's real, if it can't be real don't force it. All this to me is really experiential so it can be different from others and I would not deny anyone their feelings/opinions this is just something I have come to see! I reread what I commented in the first place, and I do agree with you - all actions should be authentic.
As John Steinbeck wrote, ‘It means very little to know that a million Chinese are starving unless you know one Chinese who is starving.’ Empathy is often confused with pity, sympathy, and compassion, which are each reactions to the plight of others.