Having empathy with others can guide your moral development and influence positively your thoughts and decisions. Photo: Alamy

Empathy: why we need more of it in a polarised world, and how to cultivate the human touch

Put yourself in the shoes of other people and it’ll help you understand them and show them compassion; while studies suggest it may be a quality some of us are born with, empathy is also something we can learn and put into practice

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Having empathy with others can guide your moral development and influence positively your thoughts and decisions. Photo: Alamy
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Sasha Gonzales

Sasha Gonzales

Sasha writes about a variety of subjects, from health and beauty to design, architecture, food and travel. Her work has appeared in a number of publications in Asia, including Wine & Dine, The Peak, SilverKris and Her World Singapore. She has been writing regularly for the South China Morning Post since 2011.