Welcome to the empathy wars

Stepping into other people’s shoes has been a catalytic force for social change throughout human history.

You can always tell when a good idea has come of age: people start criticising it. That’s certainly the case when it comes to empathy.

Empathy is a more popular concept today than at any time since the eighteenth century, when Adam Smith argued that the basis of morality was our imaginative capacity for “changing places in fancy with the sufferer.” Neuroscientists, happiness gurus, education policy-makers and mediation experts have all been singing its praises.


Culture of Empathy Builder Page: Roman Krznaric http://bit.ly/yogvQs