Empathy vs Compassion: Which One Rules You?

by Jason Dias

What’s the difference between empathy and compassion? Must you choose? Should you choose both? The doctor will see you now.


 Empathy is the ability to experience another’s emotions, pain or state as if they are your on. Compassion is the ability to know others are entities just like you, with the same feelings, desires and needs.


Which one do you need?