I have just read a terrific explanation of Empathy.
I know I am a reasonably empathetic individual. I had some troubles earlier in my life which gave me a good solid foundation. I come from a family that leans toward the arts, although the sciences are not ignored. And I read a lot. Okay, constantly.
The thing is, many of my less sensitive friends will say/ask me, they don't care/why should they care ... But I'm pretty sure they already do. And here is how I will explain it to them the next time they ask: