Practicing empathy will make you a better person. As you practice empathy it will benefit you and help you develop a deeper connection with the other person or group.
Definition of empathy
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 mannerMerriam Webster
Practicing empathy will give you a whole new perspective and understanding. You will be able to understand why people make the decisions they make. You will be able to understand how to help them where they are.
There is no judgement when practicing empathy. There is only understanding. Until you completely understand where a person is coming from and what they have been through then you will never be able to help someone. You will also never be able to help someone if you stay down at their level. You must meet them where they are and then lift them up.