Sherry Turkle on empathy

“Is what we need now a sense of our superpowers, or a sense of our humility? My definition of empathy is, you come from a place of deep humility. And you say, ‘I don’t know what you feel. Tell me how you feel. And then I’ll be in it with you for the duration.’ That’s not superpowers. That’s the opposite of superpowers. That’s what we need.”

— Sherry Turkle