Seeing Through Another’s Eyes
The comedian Robin Williams once said, “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.”
In this story about empathy from the Cleveland Clinic, the idea of knowing what is on the forefront of so many people’s minds is portrayed very powerfully. It calls us to consider what we don’t know when we interact with others.
If someone says something to you that you don’t like, how would you normally respond?
If that person were dealing with something like the people in the video are dealing with, would you respond differently?
How can you know?
Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care by Cleveland Clinic on YouTube (4:23)
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