Empathy: A Friend Of Democracy

When you bring up the idea of empathy, you usually get one of two reactions or responses from people.

“I think it’s important, and I wish I were more empathetic” or “Empathy is unnecessary for humans to act morally.”
It’s interesting to note that persons who have sociopathic tendencies or, more important, who have been diagnosed as sociopaths all, without exception, lack empathy.
That is to say, they could not relate to their fellow human beings as persons, and as such were able to commit horrific crimes without any remorse. 
If we desire a better society,
we might consider the
need for empathy. 

by Perry J. Greenbaum