A friend once asked me whether I knew the difference between empathy and sympathy.
Sympathy is feeling sorry for someone, and empathy is putting yourself in their shoes?
Yeah! I thought you didn’t know. Anyways I feel it’s more important to show empathy.
Now that I am a bit older and have quite passed the raging hormones of a bitter adolescent, I feel like I can appreciate my parents more.
I know this happens to all of us, we only begin to show true appreciation when we have gained more maturity or are ourselves have become/about to share the same experience.
I’m writing this post because I recently had a moment where it finally hit me – this will be me one day.
A couple of years ago, my friend gave me this book. It’s called Why you’re not married yet by Tracy McMillan, a relationship guru.
I laughed. I chuckled a bit. I definitely cringed. Seriously babe!?
Now that I’m no longer 25, I guess I could reflect a bit on what felt like a really hard year.
On my self esteem that is.