“Feel Sorry For” vs. “Empathy” January 3, 2020 I published this to Medium yesterday, where it was curated into the Life and Relationship topics. “You’re just saying that because you feel sorry for me.” “You just [action] because you feel sorry for me.” “She [did good thing] because she felt sorry for me.” I’ve heard several variations of this phrase. Today, I want to share what I think “feel sorry for” means and its close relationship to empathy, sympathy and pity, which share roots. Do you share the emotions of another? Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay When someone said to me recently, “You just feel sorry for me,” I answered, “No, I empathize. I don’t feel sorry for you.” There’s a difference: (Read the rest of the post here.) Previous Cynicism and Asking For Help Newer Yes, and… You May Also Like Imagined Anxieties April 13, 2020 Forgive Your Future Self April 14, 2020 Give a Man a Fish December 22, 2019 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name * Email * Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.