Writer and cultural thinker Roman Krznaric is on a mission to found the world’s first Empathy Museum, an experiential adventure space for stepping into other people’s shoes.
Everybody is suddenly talking about empathy. It’s on the lips of neuroscientists and business gurus, politicians and school teachers. The Dalai Lama has said that empathy is the key to cultivating compassion, while economist Richard Layard believes it’s the basis of creating a happier society.
So what exactly is empathy?