Sympathy vs. Empathy
This was a really great reminder (and illustration) of how sympathy and empathy are two very different things. Even when the intentions of comfort come from the purest of heart, it’s important to understand the dissimilarity between the nouns.
This little short resonated with me because I’m a “fixer” and an annoyingly optimistic person who tries her best to focus on the positives when possible (which is not usually easy). I’m constantly silver-lining everything and while it’s okay to apply that method to my own personal situations, I need to stop and think it through before I do it to someone else.