When a natural disaster like the Haiti earthquake occurs, I inevitably run into one or more people who don’t seem to exhibit as much empathy for the victims as others. I used to believe this was a choice, and became curious about the motives or origins of empathy. Is it the mark of an evolved person? Or do people simply deal with tragedy differently?
This recent WSJ article explains some of the thoughts and studies behind human’s ability to care about others.

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