Over the last decade, the frequency of internet searches for the word “empathy” has more than doubled, while searches for “sympathy” have fallen by around 30% . In a major event, cultural thinker and writer Roman Krznaric will explore key issues in modern Australian society and how we can empathise to create positive impact.
Krznari, who grew up in Sydney and Hong Kong and studied at Oxford, lost his mother to breast cancer at age 10. Although he became emotionally withdrawn and desensitised, the birth of his children helped him to recover his empathetic self. He founded the Empathy Museum in 2015 and has released a number of books on the topic.