" The problems we face as a society and as individuals are rarely due to lack of empathy. Actually, they are often due to too much of it. "
― Paul Bloom, Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion
( I know this quote probably made you furiously raise an eyebrow or two. Yet I highly recommend you read Paul Bloom’s extraordinary book. Fascinating and eye opening from start to finish – I could not put it down. )