3 Videos on the Importance of Empathy

When you’re having a tough day, the support of friends and colleagues is essential. That’s why empathy — that ability we all have to identify with other people’s struggles and support them through hardships — is so important. 

In the video above, Brene Brown (also the author of a much-beloved TED talk on the power of vulnerability) explains the difference between sympathy and empathy in this adorably-animated video from the RSA. For more information on why empathy matters for schools, read Lauren Owens’ post “Empathy in the Classroom: Why Should I Care?”