How has my idea of empathy changed after the service?

I feel that after doing this service, my idea of empathy has changed in the way that it has changed the kind of people I feel empathy for. I realised that, after working with people of cerebral palsy, is that the best way to show empathy for them is to realise that they are equal to us and to treat them as though they are the same, that their disorders are not something that holds them back and demands pity for them. I was able to see how the best way to show empathy to these people was to not be sympathetic at all because of their disorder; to be treated the same as I treat someone in my school would be showing them empathy.

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