What Happened to Empathy?

Connectedness and relationships take time and energy — and physical presence. There are no short cuts. We must elect to be more intentional in this area of our lives. We must remove the divides....

Remember the analogy of the frog that slowly boiled in the pot? It’s happening.

Over the last 30 years our levels of empathy
have been eroding gradually, and
it can take stark events

— or even tragic ones, as we’ve sadly seen in America in recent weeks — to learn that we’ve experienced a woeful departure from being a culture that can understand, identify with and care for one another.

Kimberly Inskeep