The Empathy Deficit

The Importance of Empathy

Ironically, one of the reasons for why empathy is important comes from the effects of a lack of it. In my opinion, one of the biggest reasons why millions of people do not have access to basic needs such as water, electricity, shelter, food, and more must, in part, come down to a lack of empathy [2].


If we could actually feel what they feel, then I really do believe things would be different. Often times it bothers me that we tout all of this technological innovation such as cars that can go from 0 to 60 mph a tenth of a second faster or phones that are 1 millimeter thinner but it coexists with the fact that a huge proportion of our world cannot live a basic life.