I teach classes about relationships. And on the first day of class, I ask the students to tell us all what their biggest frustration is with communication and/or relationships. Before they state their concerns, I always start with mine. And this is what I say… every time:
The world needs more empathy.
If we were all more empathetic to other people’s needs, then the world would be a better place. Yes, I know that sounds cliché, but I truly believe it’s true.
Sure, it’s a vision of Utopia, but think about it. If everyone really did think about other people’s problems, needs, and desires as much as they do their own, then we would all be a lot happier.