What is the best way to ease someone’s pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.

This is not as scary as it seems and does not require years of therapy.

This brief animated youtube video is a good introduction to what empathy is all about. It is less than 3 minutes and has almost 10 million views. You will love it.

As Dr. Brown illustrates in this entertaining video, empathy is the power that drives connection. And without connection, you will not be of much help to others. I believe this to be true, whether you are a family member, employer, doctor, lawyer, or concerned friend trying to help someone in pain.

Thank you to Dr. Brene Brown. Dr. Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston, who has lit up the world of psychology with her research, books, talks and videos.

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