The Usher Syndrome Society feels that empathy is one of the most important skills in our lives and most people can master through time and exposure.
What is Empathy?
- Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes.
- Imagining how another person is thinking and feeling
Why is it important to be empathetic?
- Empathy makes us aware of the feelings of others, embraces differences, builds relationships, helps us gain perspective on the world around us.
How does the Usher Syndrome Society teach empathy?
- By sharing our personal story of Usher Syndrome through exhibits and events, we introduce the experience of what it feels like to slowly lose both hearing and eyesight.This creates a unique perspective that is created to evoke feelings that we try and capture through expressive drawing.
Why does the Usher Syndrome Society focus on empathy?
- The Usher Syndrome Society feels that you can't possibly understand a disease like Usher Syndrome unless you first understand the true meaning of empathy.