Society's perception of the disabled - Law Partners

What is empathy?

Empathy is more than just feeling sorry for someone. It’s taking the time to truly understand the needs of others and taking action to help them.

Why do we need more of it?

If we all choose empathy we’ll make Australia a better place. When we take the time to understand other points of view, we live more harmoniously and we’re in a better position to help each other.

How can I get involved?

Living with more empathy is a choice that costs nothing, but gives so much. It starts with simply putting aside our differences and preconceived ideas and focussing on the similarities we all share.

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“There is a difference between sympathy and empathy. Sympathy is; ‘I feel sorry for you’. Empathy is; ‘Come on, mate I’ll give you a hand’. It’s empathy we need more of.” John Coutis