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Positive Values: Empathy

This is a wonderful value and I believe that it should be differentiated from sympathy.  Sympathy encourages victimhood; and if it involves something that is major in our lives– such as race–it can lead to wasted lives.

Adversity of all types can be overcome and in doing so an individual very well may gain the resilience to conquer other challenges in life.

Empathy encourages one to overcome obstacles and is a very positive value for both the giver and recipient.