Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia quotes on empathy

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1

When you see anger, look for the fear.

2

The farther away a problem is, the easier it looks to solve. The closer you get, the more respect you'll have for the people working on it. But the only way to fully empathize is to work on the problem yourself.

3

A one-dimensional identity puts all of your happiness in one basket. Fill your life with friends, family, lore, love, books, hobbies, exercise, art... Diversify your identity and you'll always have something to be happy about!

4

People often poke holes in tweets, not realizing they were written to hit an emotional resonance instead of an intellectual one. The intended audience gets it, and responds positively. Others see this and “dunk” for their own audiences – spreading the message like wildfire.

5

Empathy solves problems. Hate rarely does.

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