And if we don't learn new distinctions, we blind ourselves.
The distinction between sympathy and empathy is more than 3,000 years old.
It is well worth learning.
But there is enormous resistance.
So it is the resistance that is most important.
What is the resistance?
I make a guess that in some cases it is a sense of false pride. Fear underlying it.
"No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith." - Albert Schweitzer