Empathy is what makes us human,” says brain scientist Dr. Bruce Perry, MD – but this has not sunk in for Americans. If simple kindness isn’t enough, what about the minor fact that it’s brain science? Or that by ignoring this basic fact, we’re violating biology, so we’re dying as a species?
To let Dr. Perry make his point, today I’ve just got a few quotes from his May 4 Washington DC address, to provoke you to watch the video kindly posted by the National Council for Behavioral Health..
”From birth, we seek intimate connections, bonds made possible by empathy — the ability to love and to share the feelings of others,”
Perry begins. But “our policies routinely violate the biological reality of empathy, and that’s destructive…