Compassion vs. Empathy: What is the Difference?
We hear a lot about self-compassion these days, and, for most, the concept is foreign. Just a generation or two ago, the mindset was that life was hard, extremely hard, and that was all there was to it. Men worked day and night; women tended to the family and home. Husbands and wives woke up to the rooster crowing sound and then went to sleep with the sun setting. They did this day in and day out with little or no time for themselves.
We live in such a busy world. You hear about either being more, doing more, or buying more. With everyone in the family either going to school or working, “busy” is the new normal. Self-care falls by the wayside; spending time with others is minimal at best, and worst of all, compassion becomes a luxury, not a necessity. Dr. Layne McDonald