2. Etymology: from Greek empátheia, "passion"; from em-, "in" + páthos, "feeling".
Empathy was apparently borrowed in 1904 from Greek empátheia, "passion"; ; from em-, "in" + páthos, "feeling". It was a translation of the German Einfühlung (ein; in + Fühlung, feeling), a word which was introduced in 1903 by the German philosopher and psychologist, Theodore Lipps, who originated the theory of aesthetic empathy, "the art of appreciation depends on the viewer's ability to project his personality into the object".
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True empathy is when another person strikes it rich and you feel as if it’s money in YOUR pocket.