The ending of sympathy and empathy comes from the same greek word, pathos, that means feeling. Sym- means together/the same, and em- means in. This means that sympathy can be translated as having the same feeling as the other person, while empathy is being in the feeling of the other person. The strength of empathy is to continue being yourself, feeling your feelings, while still being with the other person letting them feel what they need at this moment.
Originally write meant to carve, scratch or cut. It is not that strange as the first writing was on rock. But writing can still have this sense of carving something new, or to just make meaningless scratches until you feel you have found a new angle, a new perspective on reality.
Random comes from Old German meaning to run, according to Merriam-Webster. The word today is defined as “lacking a definite plan, purpose or pattern”. When we run through life without taking the time to sit down and think what we want to achieve then our actions might well appear random to people who watch us or even to ourselves. Our randomness might well be that we are controlled by our stress and fears that are very short-sighted instead of our needs or desires that may be more long-term.
The word real comes from Latin’s realis which means actual, and in medieval latin it meant “belonging to the thing itself”, according to etymonline.
So when I’m being real then I belong to myself, when I don’t feel real who do I belong to then?