Empathy leads to bad decisions.” What?? Empathy, the brain, and relationships. By Marsha Lucas, Ph.D…
.In a recent search for the latest research and popular media references about empathy, I was stopped in my tracks when I found the video below, in which Glenn Beck expounds on empathy.
Yes, you heard it: Beck states that empathy “leads you to very bad decisions” (and, yes, he said that it was empathy on the part of Hitler that led to mass genocide).
Holy mis-wired brain, Batman.
I’m opting to spare myself (and you) a rant about all that’s wrong about this, or from saying much about what is (or isn’t) wired in Beck’s brain. Instead, I’ll use it as a launching point for understanding empathy from the point of view of healthier relationships, and potentially a healthier world.