Here’s the podcast if you’re looking to reignite your Empathy ability:
Ironically I’m currently reading Reclaiming Conversations: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age by Sherry Turkle. I’m 42 pages in to the reinforcing read of just how much we are losing by not having face-to-face conversations. Empathy is definitely a skill that people are losing and or using less of every day. The author early on shares that in the past 20 years (with the past 10 years playing a dominate role) a 40% decline in the markers of Empathy in College students – linked by researchers to the new presence of digital communication. The book has captured my attention and, so far, is one I’d recommend.
We’re human beings.
Connection fuels us.
I urge you to access yourself every day, on your technology use. Ask yourself – what it is giving you and what you are allowing it to take away.
Take care of you.