Empathy for an Enemy

Empathy for an Enemy

by Michael Feeley July 8, 2023


EMPATHY IS CARING. It can suddenly happen to you.

Empathy is cognitive – you understand another’s point of view even if you disagree with them.

Empathy is emotional – you have the ability to physically feel what another person feels and may need from you.

Empathy is also a choice if you allow it to work in you.

Empathy can be learned. It is a skill you can practice.

Scientists believe some people are incapable of having empathy – narcissists, sociopaths, psychopaths.

Maybe you know someone you don’t like – you never speak to them because they insulted you and worked to harm you.

Then you learn they have health questions and go away for treatment. You feel empathy for them. You hope they are all right.

Empathy is powerful and kind.

Go ahead and have empathy, even for an enemy.

Empathy is healthy.


Thanks – Michael (he, him)

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