Two videos with Paul Bloom to think and rethink about empathy:
Thanks for posting Zak,
Observation and experience makes me lean towards the role of empathy 'being the gateway' to compassionate behaviour and therefore not so much of a 'negative' trait ?
However I did like the important addition of 'action' (in defining compassion) as I'd never thought to separate the two so distinctly.
Notable too, his statements re: empathy's susceptibility to bias and facility for weaponisation ....