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Happiness Simplified

28 EpisodesProduced by Dr. Kayvon K and Dail ManuelWebsite

Welcome to Happiness Simplified, a podcast about the simple things that can make your life awesome.


13 - Why Empathy is the Most Under-Utilized Human Emotion

In Episode #13 Kayvon and Dai talk about empathy. Listen in to hear about putting yourself in someone else’s shoes, how empathy is a skill like any other, and what you can do to develop it.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

●  00:40 – Introduction

●  01:43 – “Empathy is the most under-utilized human emotion”

●  02:15 – Empathy is both an emotion and a skill

●  03:22 – Dealing with your own challenges lets you get closer to how other people are feeling

●  04:20 – Kayvon had English as a second language - so he knows the definition of ‘empathy’ and ‘sympathy’

●  05:25 – Sympathy is acknowledging others’ emotions - empathy is understanding them

●  06:30 – People are very quick to judge

●  07:50 – How do you go about teaching yourself empathy?

●  09:00 – Life experience helps to produce empathy

●  11:30 – Sometimes there is too much of an experience gap to empathize

●  15:00 – Bedside manner - how do doctors manage empathy?

●  17:20 – Patients are helped by a doctor’s empathy

●  19:15 – Parents want nothing more than to make their kids’ sadness go away

●  20:15 – Empathy is a skill that we need to practice

●  21:02 – Try to put yourself in someone else’s shoes before the next episode

●  21:30 – Tell us how it goes! We’d love to hear back from you.

3 Key Points:

1.  Empathy isn’t practiced enough - people are often quick to judge

2.  To practice empathy, turn to your own experiences. When have you felt something similar?

3.  Honest connections rely on empathy

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