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    Empathy Vs Sympathy: Which One To Put To Use?

    In a recent book that I just finished called ‘The 7 Habit of Highly Effective People’, Habit 5 said- Seek to understand, then to be understood. A chapter on Empathy. You know how when you’re reading a book, some sentences or words just suddenly stand brighter than the remaining and hits harder than any of the other words? Well, this was not it. Until I was halfway done with the chapter. I remember on my first day in medical school, I was taught the meaning of empathy. That was the first time I ever heard that word. My professor who…