Sorry Day is about empathy

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OPINION: On this National Day of Healing, let’s recognise that starting point of ‘sorry’. Empathy is a virtue vital for Australians to reach reconciliation, writes Luke Briscoe.

  • By Luke Briscoe
  • Source:NITV News
  • SBS

Unless you were a complete angel as a child, all of us have memories of being told to apologise to someone at some point.

But sometimes, saying ‘sorry’ just wasn’t enough.

I realised this one day when I looked a schoolmate straight in the eye, internalising how he felt to the point where I had tears in my own eyes.

This is called empathy: the ability to understand and share the…

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