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Mark Ruffalo, the famous Hulk, talking with Murray from Sesame Street about empathy. Mark explains it with a few simple examples.

Sometimes, people mix up the differences between sympathy and empathy. Empathy involves putting yourself in another person’s shoes to understand their feelings. Sympathy is caring about, and feeling sorry for, someone else’s trouble. Sympathy is less about connecting to person in a hard situation and more about the reaction to the person’s situation.

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