Originated by: Dr Felicia Rivera Megret
Pity is a sympathetic sorrow evoked by the suffering of others and is used in a comparable sense to compassion, condolence or empathy. Through frequent misuse it a word often used to project feelings of superiority, condescension, or contempt. If used wisely, it is a feeling promoted by having sympathy and genuine empathy for another person’s situation.
This module looks at understanding pity and compassion and how this attitude can affect our lives and the lives of others.