Increasing Your Empathy

So yes these Soul Pancake videos are a little quirky, but so often I love the message that they send. In the video, The Secret to Increasing Your Empathy, they do a social experiment in which they share their findings: “Are you detail oriented, or more of a big picture person? Science says that when confronted with numbers/stats, or with the story of an individual, the individual’s story will illicit more empathy in you. But why are we more inclined to feel for the individual in a group rather than the group as a whole? Watch to find out!”

What do you think you would have done?