Empathy is one of the most underrated superpowers. Here’s why

Bhavik Sarkhedi
3 min readMar 28, 2024
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“I will be there for you.” If someone says this and means it, then consider yourself the luckiest person on earth.

Your one hello to someone, if genuine, holds the power to transform a dreary day into one filled with sunshine.

It’s a simple gesture, often overlooked, yet its impact resonates deeply within the human soul.

Empathy’s like a superpower, y’know? It helps us really understand others and give ’em the support they need. It’s all about breaking down barriers and spreading love and understanding. In a world where people often don’t get each other, empathy’s the key to kindness. In a world where kindness can seem scarce, a sincere greeting can serve as a beacon of hope, reminding others that they are seen, valued, and not alone.

So, do it often, do it frequently — extend that hello with authenticity and warmth.

You never know whose spirits you might lift, whose burdens you might ease, or whose smile you might ignite with just a single word of genuine connection.

Today, it’s like ‘empathy’ seems like one of the species which is about to go extinct FOREVER.

Nobody has empathy. Nobody gives an eff about you or your life or your problems.

It’s just ‘Me and My problems and My lifestyle and My Instagram and My cars and My life’ everywhere.

But, I think and I came to know from the friends that I possess empathy. I wrote an article, and it was admired by everyone because it was about family, and without love, care, and empathy, you can’t have any feelings for family.

Now, in this generation of AI (as if social media didn’t do enough damage to us human beings, right?), everyone is a writer, every response is auto-generated, nobody is there for no one, are we? We just say ‘Sorry’, ‘condolences’ over WhatsApp, Facebook, and Snapchat. We don’t care, do we?

We writers (according to me) are the most empathetic species on earth.

Ask yourself. Look around. Ask others. Writers are empathetic. Writers care; that’s why they write stories about others. Is it not impossible to write for others? Yes, it is, right?

Sometimes, people think that being empathetic is being weak. Well, it’s not.

You are not weak to have feelings for people who are not ‘You’.

I remember being in a writing session where I was the only man, and the other (talented) women were being more than caring not for being me as ‘man’ but for being ‘me’.

I expressed my views about empathy and how and why the world has and is slowly transforming itself by decreasing ‘patriarchy’.

In a world where empathy seems to dwindle by the day, let us rise above the noise and reclaim the essence of compassion.

Let us be the beacon of light in a sea of indifference, extending our hands to those in need and our hearts to those in pain.

As writers, we hold the power to evoke empathy through our words, to bridge the gap between hearts, and to ignite the flames of understanding in the darkest of times.

Let us vow to use our pens as instruments of empathy, to weave stories that resonate with the shared human experience, and to remind the world that empathy is not a relic of the past but a guiding principle for the future.

Together, let us cultivate a culture of empathy, one word at a time.

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Bhavik Sarkhedi

2000+ Published Articles | Author of 8 Non Best Selling Books | Writer to 35+ Reputed Magazines | Connect with me at https://bhaviksarkhedi.com