I am an empath. Plain and simple. Always have been, always will be. I also happen to be a very strong empath, sometimes knowing what a person is truly feeling before they are ready to admit it to themselves...and when we discuss it they agree with me that that is really how they have been feeling (which makes this whole Elric thing that much harder).
The definition to me is really simple. Sympathy is when you can imagine how a person may feel, Empathy is when you KNOW how a person feels. A widow feels empathy for another widow. A friend who has never lost someone important feels sympathy for a friend who just lost a parent.
Life is about the journey and not the destination,
so what better way to know life
than to wander all the roads and paths set before you.