People tend to circle with those who share similar views and ideas, but what about those who don’t share the same values or who don’t believe in the same God? Can you still feel to their joy? Suffering? Experiences? That's Empathy.
We must take the first leap together, as ONE, to see beyond what defines us and to reach beyond where we come from to truly see others. Heartbreak, anger, loneliness; these are universal terms. And what about other living creatures, do they not feel pain and suffering?
What we are trying to say is that we must care about those around us. It shouldn't be just about OUR loved ones, OUR misfortunes and OUR pleasures. Globalizing empathy is a step towards a better society, developing care and understanding that cross geographical, social and species boundaries.
Can us caring lead others to care? And can this care be translated into actions? Actions like saving lives, spreading love, reaching out and giving a helping hand…
We are simply students creating a platform for promoting Empathy by crowd-sourcing creativity & humor.
So many things are happening all around us and we want to encourage your participation by posting and exposing others to the notions of empathy.
As Churchill said “never, never, never give up”.
Never give up on the fact that people are good and care about each other. Never give up on seeing and being part of change. Above all, never give up on thinking you can be better everyday for everyone.
We always hear "I wouldn't want to be in his/her shoes", but in life nothing is certain and empathy urges us not to simply feel sorry for someone but to acknowledge one's pain and happiness as if it were our own. If we can learn to do so as a society, acts of kindness will follow; greater harmony will follow; and peace, prosperity and sustainability will follow.
Express the meaning of empathy in your eyes by joining the GLOBAL EMPATHY EXPERIMENT.
What Do You Want To Send Out To The World?!
Special thanks to Jordan Shaker for his persistent investment in Global Empathy Project.