A person expresses sympathy, but shares empathy. The empathic feeling may be brief, and the person feeling it is said to “put themselves in the other person’s place.”
Of the two, empathy is a deeper feeling, but sympathy can be just as honest and heartfelt. However, empathy can forge a deeper and more meaningful connection, thus serving as a bridge for greater communication between individuals or between a leader and his or her followers.
Keep yourself motivated.
Lei got 38 out of 40 in her first periodical test in English IV.
Keep it up!! I really miss these simple exams in school; 1 correct answer equals 1 point. Why real life is really not this simple is beyond me. I know that life’s complexities makes it all the more unpredictable but do we really need to go back in time to see why all has come to this? Or do we wait ’til we get wiser as time goes by? Or do we just think ahead and anticipate what comes next?
Back in school, we were given books and lessons as tools to be studied prior to our graded tests. We are evaluated later on if we did pass or fail the subject.
In life, we are tested first then afterwards we acquire the lessons to be learned. Do we succeed or not? Well, success is another matter of course. To be honest, our minds are often tricked into paths not clearly laid upon. It is as if, the path is just appearing the moment we step out of each and every test. What’s even crazier is that there is no concrete evaluation as to what should be our own direction after that test. People judge us, situations conflict us, time restricts us. It may be reversed positively, yes, good for us if we do get that.
Sheesh! Life is really crazy you know. You really need to be on your feet to pull this one off.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
In general, sheep’s tails hand down and goat’s tails stand up, though some breeds of sheep look like goats and vice versa.
-Mary Ellen Parker-