Want to make America great again? Let’s try empathy  – By Krista Millay and Spencer Gorin

Empathy fosters our emotional intelligence and also reduces tendencies for aggressive behavior.


Empathy is obviously missing in so many of our social spaces today, as evidenced from the hateful rhetoric of Trump to Bernie supporters responding to Hillary Clinton’s slogans with “F- — her.”


Trust us, we know that it is hard to change the ingrained beliefs and behaviors of adults. So what is the solution? Empathy education. It feels big, but we can make empathy an integrated practice in our lives through small steps.


Through empathy education, we really could make America great again. We could transform our homes, our communities and even our country.


Here are our six tips for cultivating empathy within yourself, as well as infusing empathy education into your heart, home or even classroom.