Empathy (noun) – the ability to understand and share the feelings of another
Sympathy (noun) – feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else’s misfortune
It is so easy to tell someone the difference between empathy and sympathy. This video does a beautiful job at showing the difference. And it’s so beneficial for all situations.
“Rarely can a response make something better. What makes something better, is a connection.”
I try so hard to be positive through this whole journey, but I am going to have a moment here. I’m not looking for sympathy, I’m not looking for clichés, I’m not looking for comfort. Just a single moment to be raw, pissed off, not positive and not so censored.
I HATE INFERTILITY. I hate what it does – it makes me bitter and jealous. I hate what it doesn’t do – it makes me unable to get pregnant. I hate what it takes – it takes the fun out of trying to get pregnant . I hate what it’s given – it gives an education most people pay a lot of money for (they’re called DOCTORS!!) .
Why does it all have to be so hard?! I’m ready to feel just one emotion at a time.