October 26, 2020

Empathy: the glue that holds humanity together

Empathy is humanity’s natural instinct, but our modern world has taken it away from us. In order to cultivate societies that nourishes our deep humanity, we must re-learn what empathy is. It is, after all, our best tool for changing the future.

Empathy enables us to connect meaningfully to others. It is what enables us to create relationships with strangers, to know which actions can hurt or heal. If our society is wrought in injustice, it is because we are lacking in empathy.

In this article written by Elizabeth Segal, she introduces us to an important societal work – the cultivation o a subtle, perceptive empathy towards all human beings. 

https://aeon.co/essays/a-sophisticates-primer-on-empathy-and-its-limits