It's hard to believe it is the 4th quarter! This school year is flying by! With a new quarter comes a new PRIDE character trait. The final character trait of the school year is EMPATHY. Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Many people confuse empathy and sympathy, but the two are very different. Sympathy is when you feel sorry for another person, but empathy is when you attempt to understand somebody's experience. In other words, empathy means that you try to walk in another person’s shoes in order to understand how they feel and what they’re going through.
This week’s character challenge is to be open-minded. Try not to judge others for being different or having different opinions than you. Our differences are what makes life interesting!
“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in.” ~ Isaac Asimov