Have you ever run on Empty?
How far have you been willing to push it?
Have you ever run just past Empty?
Had you walking, didn’t it. . . ?
. . .or at least furiously texting or calling to get
r e s c u e d
unless that tank isn’t a gas tank. . .
E m p a t h y T a n k
There’s research out of the University of Michigan led by Sara H. Konrath and Published in Personality and Social Psychology Review,
which contends that our empathy has declined significantly over the past thirty plus years. . .
S H O C K I N G ?
Since the creation of the Interpersonal Reactivity Index in 1979, tens of thousands of students have filled out this questionnaire while participating in studies examining everything from neural responses to others’ pain to levels of social conservatism. Ms. Konrath and her colleagues took advantage of his wealth of data by collating self-reported empathy scores of nearly 14,000 students. She then used a technique known as cross-temporal meta-analysis to measure whether scores have changed over the years. The results were startling:
ALMOST 75% of students today
rate themselves as less empathic than the average student 30 years ago!
W O W
You want to hear the good news?
The shared belief is that
IF EMPATHY CAN CHANGE. . .
IF IT CAN DECLINE. . .
I N C R E A S E !
Have you ever run on empty?
Have you ever run past empty?
How far have you ever been willing to push it?
What’s sapped your empathy the most?
What’s dried up your empathy the fastest?
What’s fueled your empathy?
What fills up your empathy tank the fastest?
When’s the last time you felt it for another?
What were the circumstances?
The quickest way to RE – FILL?
The studies say:
WATCH a Movie
TOUCH a Hand
LET A HAND TOUCH YOURS. . .
(o f t e n)
BEFORE YOU GO RUNNING
E M P T Y