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The ability to relate to others is as important as reading and writing

Kate Andrews

Alex Gabbay’s film Love Hate and Everything in Between looks into the world of neuroscience, psychology, education and technology to explore the extraordinary relevance of empathy in today’s increasingly interconnected world.

Here's a few lessons from the film:
- Empathy cannot be taught - it is learnt
- An ability to relate to others is as important as reading and writing
- People need both imagination and creativity to be empathic

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  • renlazz

    I don't quite get the first lesson....-empathy cannot be taught- it is learnt. In order to learn anything one must be taught. A form of empathy is the ability to feel someone else's pain even when you yourself have no pain. This is not a learnt quality or skill in my opinion. Sociopaths are said to lack empathy while people having extreme empathetic qualities don't know why they have that quality. Sociopaths are not taught to not be empathetic and empathizing people are never forced this emotion.