True empathy requires that you step outside your own emotions to view things entirely from the perspective of the other person.

Security personnel surround President Nicolas #Maduro during an incident as he was giving a speech in #Caracas, #Venezuela. (Xinhua / AP)

Security personnel surrounds Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro during an incident as he was giving a speech in Caracas, Venezuela. (Xinhua / AP)

Ayah, 37, wearing a #niqab, weeps as she is embraced by a #police officer during a demonstration against a ban on the face #veil, in #Copenhagen, #Denmark. (Reuters)

Ayah, 37, wearing a niqab, weeps as she is embraced by a police officer during a demonstration against a ban on the face veil, in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Reuters)

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men sprayed with water cannons by security forces during a protest against the arrest of a man accused of evading the #military draft, in #Jerusalem, #Israel. (Menahem Kahana / AFP)

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men sprayed with water cannons by security forces during a protest against the arrest of a man accused of evading the military draft, in Jerusalem, Israel. (Menahem Kahana / AFP)

Tourists walk past giant hand structure on the #Gold Bridge on Ba Na hill near #Danang City, #Vietnam. (Smashpop / Instagram)

Tourists walk past giant hand structure on the Gold Bridge on Ba Na hill near Danang City, Vietnam. (Smashpop / Instagram)

Members of the public light candles outside the #parliament building to commemorate victims of the country’s worst ever #wildfires, in #Athens, #Greece. (Milos Bicanski / Getty Images)

Members of the public light candles outside the parliament building to commemorate victims of the country’s worst ever wildfires, in Athens, Greece. (Milos Bicanski / Getty Images)

Firefighters try to control a backburn as the Carr fire continues to spread towards #Douglas City and #Lewiston in northern #California, in #Redding, #USA. (Mark Ralston / AFP)

Firefighters try to control a backburn as the Carr fire continues to spread towards Douglas City and Lewiston in northern California, in Redding, USA. (Mark Ralston / AFP)

A #demonstrator waves a misspelt sign during a protest against #US sanctions on two Turkish ministers outside the US embassy, in #Ankara, #Turkey. (Anadolu Agency)

A demonstrator waves a misspelled sign during a protest against US sanctions on two Turkish ministers outside the US embassy, in Ankara, Turkey. (Anadolu Agency)

#Women take a #selfie next to #refrigerator in a shop that has invited customers for a sleepover to cool off during the #heatwave, in #Helsinki, #Finland. (Heikki Saukkomaa / AFP)

Women take a selfie next to the refrigerator in a local shop that has invited customers for a sleepover to cool off during the heatwave, in Helsinki, Finland. (Heikki Saukkomaa / AFP)

Hundreds of mothers nursed their babies in public in a government-backed mass #breastfeeding event aimed at combating #child deaths, in #Manila, #Philippines. (Noel Celis / AFP)

Hundreds of mothers nursed their babies in public in a government-backed mass breastfeeding event aimed at combating child deaths, in Manila, Philippines. (Noel Celis / AFP)

A #girl with painted hands participates in a peace rally to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the #atomic #bombing of #Hiroshima #Japan , in #Mumbai, #India. (Francis Mascarenhas / Reuters)

A girl with painted hands and face participates in a peace rally to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, in Mumbai, India. (Francis Mascarenhas / Reuters)

The #Artuklu #Hamamı, a centuries-old bath house weighing 1,600 tonnes, trundles along on a wheeled platform to a new location to avoid being engulfed by floodwaters from a controversial #dam project, in #Hasankeyf, #Turkey. (Ilyas Akengin / AFP)

The Artuklu Hamamı, a centuries-old bath house weighing 1,600 tonnes, trundles along on a wheeled platform to a new location to avoid being engulfed by floodwaters from a controversial dam project, in Hasankeyf, Turkey. (Ilyas Akengin / AFP)

A #humpback #whale jumps in the water at #PuertoLopez, #Ecuador. (Jose Jacome / EPA)

A humpback whale jumps in the water at Puerto Lopez, Ecuador. (Jose Jacome / EPA)

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