Empathy VS Sympathy

I have always been a bit vague on the difference. After watching this video I get it now. How often we give sympathy when empathy is what is needed. We need to be brave to be empathic. Sympathy is a cheap substitute. In writing we need to be empathic with our characters. It is also a useful tool in defining them.

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  1. SWiM cinema
    Jan 21, 2014 @ 15:14:54

    I get it now! Very interesting how these two words differ so much. Thank you for posting.

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