Why I Think “Empathy” Is An Often Misused And Therefore Harmful Concept

Empathy

TL;DR

In short, empathy, in my view is a lazy excuse for doing something you think will be right, rather than actually communicating with another human being.


Those of you who read me often know I’m all about communication, and in order to communicate, we have to use words that mean the same thing to each of us.

So, first I’m going to define empathy:

em·pa·thy

ˈempəTHē
noun: empathy

the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Continue reading “Why I Think “Empathy” Is An Often Misused And Therefore Harmful Concept”