Why We Feel Others’ Pain — or Don’t

Wray Herbert Become a fan  Author, ‘On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind’s Hard-Wired Habits’

What is it that makes two minds respond so differently to the same encounter with misfortune?…

Scientists have spent a lot of effort exploring the emotional, cognitive and neurological underpinnings of human empathy, but much less time studying how our fundamental world views might affect our ability to feel others’ pain.

We all hold theories about human nature and the world — whether we articulate them or not.

Is it possible that these implicit theories

play a role in our ability to

empathize and care?