Originally Posted by chanwmr
Emulate=to do what they do
Empathize=to feel what they feel
I guess we are both right. Except that students want to learn from you but do not necessarily want to do what you do nor want to feel what you feel.
We're not both right. You never want to emulate your students.Your students DO want to do what you do that's why they're taking a lesson. Although I haven't seen you ski so maybe YOUR students don't want to do what you do.
Main Entry: 1em·u·late
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): -lat·ed; -lat·ing
Etymology: Latin aemulatus, past participle of aemulari, from aemulus rivaling
1 a : to strive to equal or excel b : IMITATE; especially : to imitate by means of an emulator
2 : to equal or approach equality with
Empathy (please note def 2
Main Entry: em·pa·thy
Etymology: Greek empatheia, literally, passion, from empathEs emotional, from em- + pathos feelings, emotion -- more at PATHOS
1 : the imaginative projection of a subjective state into an object so that the object appears to be infused with it
2 : the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner; also : the capacity for this