Empathy is our greatest tool in understanding others. I often find myself connecting on a deeper level with others and I tend to flounder in that I cannot tell the difference from their feelings and my feelings. But the feelings are all the same. I am them. They are I. I am you. You are I. There is no separation. By being able to feel the emotions of others I am then able to understand where they are coming from and how they are truly feeling inside. Empathy is not something to run away from or to isolate myself because of. It is a tool to be used for the aid of others.