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  • Katie, I really enjoyed how you discussed both the good and bad side of the argument in which you discussed. You advocated for each one very well from an unbiased view which really ties your post together.

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    The Power of Sign Language

    Imagine being able to speak and communicate with people but without having  to physically speak. This may sound strange at first but there is a language that can help you accomplish this; Sign language. As defined by the National Institute...

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    Empathy

    A single story is where the same story gets told over and over again, but it is never told by a first-hand source (“The Single Story” ). Even in the definition of a single story you can already see the...

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    • Dear Rory

      I like how you connected the term Empathy, with Wreck-it Ralph. Many people indeed confuse this with Sympathy. Although one has Comfort in others, the other Just try to confine with the feeling of another. Empathy is used to show the relationship between one another, and Sympathy just tries to copy so you can try to understand someone.

    • The article Empathy written by Rory, shows how empathy can help bring people together and take away that judgment that we carry around on everyone due to their differences. To make this point clear he uses the movie Wreck-It-Ralph and uses Ralph and Venelope to show how one is a glitch and one is a villian in their video games and therefore get judged right of the bat. Throughout the movie Ralph begins to know more about Venelope and ends up feeling empathy which creates a close friendship between the two. They get to know more about each other removing stereotypes that they and others had created about them. The author uses imagery to give us a better picture of what the emotion is and how it is important to us.

      Empathy is a very important thing in real life because it can help people come together. It’s a strong emotion that many people confuse with sympathy and fail to realize their difference. If you have empathy towards someone, you are able to relate because you have felt what they feel or are going through something very similar as well. Empathy is a way to connect with others and help them and yourselves feel better as you have someone who genuinely relates to you and won’t judge you for your feelings.

      Have you ever felt empathy towards someone you know?

      #OCHS

  • Hi Rohan. I really enjoyed how you mentioned that empathy is easily overlooked in society today. It really shows how America is supposed to be this place of acceptance yet people are very quick to judge something unlike theirs. They don’t express that empathy toward someone or put themselves in their shoes.

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