Empathy – Activity 6

Understand and share the feelings of others

Activity type:

Learning goals:
Through this exercise/video, participants will see that often the biggest mistake we make is we try to “fix” or “solve the problem,” rather than empathize with our partner.

Individual or group activity

20 minutes

Materials needed:
The video “It’s not about the nail”


Watch this short video “It’s Not About the Nail” and then discuss in group on your experience.

Questions for reflection:
  • What is the moral of this video?
  • What are your feelings and thoughts emerged?
  • Can you bring in mind a case where you acted like the man in the video?