You are 15 years old, dear Saania, and you love having fun with philosophy. In your blog you stress how important empathy is. I like this very much! I could not agree more that people want to be understood! 🙂
As we go through our lives, one of the most important things we learn is how to connect with people. No wonder we, humans, are known to be “social animals.”
Feeling heard is a human need, and all of us want to feel understood.
Often when I would have an argument with someone, I would almost find myself preparing my response instead of genuinely trying to listen to them. But I now realise that people don’t want to hear your “logic” all the time. Sometimes, they just want to be understood. Like we all do. Empathy is something that helps us get in touch with our feelings and hence gives us an emotional understanding of others around us.
Or at school, I would always want to be seen as the ‘smartest’ amongst my friends. And so I would brag about my grades, step on the feelings of others, and be…
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