Against Empathy [...]

Empathy is sometimes touted as key to mutual understanding. But what if empathy were the problem?

Paul Bloom, psychologist and Yale professor, argues that empathy is a bad thing—that it makes the world worse. While we’ve been taught that putting yourself in another’s shoes cultivates compassion, it actually blinds you to the long-term consequences of your actions. In this animated interview from The Atlantic, we hear Bloom’s case for why the world needs to ditch empathy.

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Torturers need high amounts of empathy to understand what is painful and what is not. The Empathy of Torturers

Compassion Fatigue argues compassion is a limited resource, often wasted on trivialities.

Online Disinhibition Effect argues that lack of face-to-face empathy is part of online disinhibition.

Empathy is tribal. See Red Team Switch