If you think one small change is all you need, you limit yourself. Significant changes are extensive, though you may not appreciate them for their lack of drama.
Understand that empathy and sympathy are practically opposites and move in different directions. This is the key to learning how to be and use empathy.
You feel by exploring the depth of your emotional repertoire, and you can expand your emotional repertoire. You have not reached life’s contentment because you do not yet know how to create it.