Humans Are Getting More and More Compassionate

“The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis” by Jeremy Rifkin

We are a fundamentally empathic species . . . Social scientists are reexamining human history from an empathic lens and, in the process, discovering previously hidden strands of the human narrative which suggests that human evolution is measured not only by the expansion of power over nature, but also by the intensification and extension of empathy to more diverse others across broader temporal and spatial domains.

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