Empathy is when someone shows that they care for others by helping them out with their problems. Putting yourself in other peoples shoes,relating with them and seeing things from their point of view is empathy. E.g A new kid started school and was sitting alone.
Sympathy is when you care for someone but don’t care enough to do something about it.
Turning your feelings into actions basically describes empathy. By doing simple things like asking them questions,showing that you care for them, or relating to their problems with them can really make them open up.
For me I think that Empathy is a really important thing to show because without Empathy the world would be a mess. Peoples feelings and actions would be all over the place and most people wouldn't feel included and cared for. That’s why I think It’s important to show empathy because everyone has the right to feel happy and included.
Empathy can easily be shown just by asking simple and short questions. E.G: As I was running home I spotted a young girl crying on the footpath. “ What’s Wrong?”. I asked. “ My Leg”. She replied. Looking down at her hands I saw that she had scraped her leg. I then carried her home and told her parents to put a plaster on it.
So there you have it, I’ve explained empathy and many different ways on how to show it. For me the dictionary doesn’t really give a good explanation on the word “Empathy”. But as I looked into it a lot more to me Empathy just simply means putting yourself in their shoes.