The above is perfectly explained in the short story below.

Andres has very skinny legs. He is very insecure about them. Andres likes swimming, and for that he needs to wear a bathing suit.

He and couple of male and female friends went out for a swim. Jimmy, his very close friend, noticed his comically skinny legs.

He could comment on them, and get a couple of laughs from everyone, but he doesn’t. Jimmy’s legs are normal, but he understands Andres’ insecurity.

Jimmy is empathetic.

Empathy is about the greatest trait a person can have, because the thing people crave the most is understanding.

The world needs more empathetic people.

Author: Yemi Olarinre