Sometimes it may feel like our society lacks empathy for other points of view, especially in politics, but also when we talk about race, gender, or even sports — we can discount the feelings and experiences of people who are different.
Though it seems that's just the way society is, there may be a solution. Teaching empathy. Jamil Zaki heads Stanford's Social Neuroscience Labratory and has been studying empathy. His research shows that, contrary to prior thinking, empathy is not a fixed trait. It's a skill we can learn. He writes about it in his new book "The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World."
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