[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It takes one to know one…
We look at others from the position: “what sets us apart?” or “what do we have in common?”. If we see a feature within the other person that is also part of our own identity, we can often empathise with them effortlessly. Judgement is difficult because we befriend our equals more easily: only a person with identical character traits will be able to recognize these aspects and respect these. Some would even say that the person who expresses criticism on others faults has similar liabilities to the person being criticized. So beware of what or whom you criticize.
Birds of a feather flock together
Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another being is experiencing from within the others beings frame of reference, i.e. the capacity to place oneself in the other person’s position. If there is one phase in our lives when empathy is feeble it is during our adolescence. During our youth we are opinionated and we may express anger and resistance to parents, teachers and others in our vicinity in order to develop our own identities.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”12px”][vc_column_text]But sometimes life throws us a much-needed curve ball…[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”12px”][vc_column_text]https://vimeo.com/jacobfrey/thepresent[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Direction, animation & screenplay by master animator @JacobFrey_de.
Based on a comic strip by @FabioCoala[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Blog door Erna van Lingen[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”100px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]