May 17, 2020
Judging vs. Empathizing
There is an easy way to predict if an imperfect action will be met with empathy or judgment. Who are we asking? If it's us who did it, we'll usually have a great reason. We have a lot of empathy for ourselves, because we know about all the mitigating factors that led to a decision. ("I hate to cut in traffic but I'm so incredibly late!") If it's us who've been inconvenienced, we're quick to judge whoever did it. We have a lot of judgment for others, because we usually don't know a single factor that led to their decision. It's a simple idea to treat others the way we'd want to be treated, but that doesn't mean it's easy. It's hard because it requires empathy (to get inside the feelings of others). And that's exactly what we get to practice with this week's simple helps!
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