I sincerely hate to do this, but you switched sympathy and empathy — sympathy means feeling something along with someone because you’ve experienced it yourself, and empathy means projecting yourself into an experience not your own and imagining what it might feel like. I’m not some guy trying to ruin your shit. All your points are still valid. I know the words themselves aren’t important to the argument — it’s the juxtaposition of these two processes. Still, if I made the same mistake, I’d want to know before a bunch of people pointed at it as a way to derail my conversation.