How Empathy Became My Ultimate Game

I grew up selfish. Everyone in my family was selfish and competitive so it seemed normal. For most of my life I assumed everyone operated this way….

 As the founder of Electronic Arts and creator of EA Sports, I am well-known for making video games…

Then I had children and they began going to The Nueva School where they teach SEL (Social and Emotional Learning), including empathy. I knew there was hope for me when my own children began to correct my behavior.

I knew they were right and began to study SEL, where both empathy and compassion are critical.

I discovered that I felt happy when I was feeling and expressing empathy and compassion and being a team-player.