It is seen that the youth shows empathy to elders, friends, colleagues, to the society including to animals. But there are moments where one need to have empathy on one’s self.
To have the knowledge of various situations and to know how to come out of them is also a kind of empathy on the self. Empathizing the self means developing positive habits.
There are moments of failure, losses, misfortune etc. in youth life. During these moments you may not be surrounded by your well-wishers, but this is the time when you should be merciful on yourself. It is like healing the self. Bandaging your own wounds. Support yourself, keep & cultivate good habits, maintain same pace of effort, enhance the self in order to come out of the situation. These may be moments when everyone has lost confidence on you, when no-one is there to lift you except yourself. And it is a saving for the future.
Empathizing the self is like self-transformation. Giving priority to the self. Not hurting the self in any form, rather to console and promise the self to be on the right track. Don’t feel guilty repeatedly on one wrong doing, rather bounce back and do better which is 10 times bigger, better, brighter.
Empathy is one of the most prized possessions. Practice it on the self.