Today’s college students are not as empathetic as college students of the 1980s and ’90s, a University of Michigan study shows.
La Life’s insight:
Empathy with things other than oneself may well be a key purpose of knowledge. In French, to "understand" is not etymologically to "support" or "provide a foundation" (under-stand), but to "take together", "take with" (com-prendre). It’s a big difference. And knowledge is for understanding.
from A quoi sert la connaissance ? What is knowledge for? | Scoop.it http://www.scoop.it/t/a-quoi-sert-la-connaissance-what-is-knowledge-for/p/4009354433/2013/10/16/empathy-college-students-don-t-have-as-much-as-they-used-to