Ramesh Ramakrishnan Posted 10 months ago Empathy vs Apathy - Replacing the 'A' with 'Em' Thanks Fritzie, for your comments. I'm looking for others views on whether Nature and Nurture are the only key elements or are there any other. One more element I thought about is society - sometimes in few areas people tend to think that if they dont come across being strong others would take them for a ride and showing empathy will be seen as being week. Of course this doesnt mean that these members dont have empathy within them, its just that their actions dont display them, also these members in the society dont advocate against empathy, they advocate being strong and in general some people conclude that having empathy will lead to being weak. This is just an example, I'm trying to uncover more such examples or reasons, it could also be related to corporate empathy/apathy towards a customer.