John Florez: Empathy, the language of no borders

Understanding takes time: time to listen, to appreciate and to care. We should ask ourselves, how many times have we met someone and just listened, rather than trying to say something bright? How many times have we tried listening without judging? Empathy is the international language needed to communicate.

Have you ever noticed the people you are attracted to are the ones that radiate a sense of caring and listening? They don’t judge, they just listen. And when they speak, they respond to what you have said and feel. It’s a trait great leaders have. They listen and are able to articulate what is in the hearts and minds of people. In doing so, they convey a sense of understanding and caring — empathy. Societies are held together by a set of common values and a sense of caring for each other.

 

.By John Florez,