The Agenda with Steve Paikin:Mary Gordon: The Roots of Empathy

The Roots of Empathy aims to tackle the bullying problem in school-aged children. Mary Gordon joins Steve Paikin.


More on Mary and her Roots of Empathy program, including my interview with her.

“Your quest for an empathic culture, or a Culture of Empathy as you call it, I think is a great quest. I don’t think it’s ever to late to develop empathy. It starts so naturally… I think we should do everything that we can to cultivate empathy and we can do it at every level. So why would we not.” 


“When I talk to city officials, I speak of the fact that there is fluoride in our water supply to prevent tooth decay. I tell them we need empathy in the water supply to prevent social decay .”