It turns out, that empathy is a natural inborn part of the human condition when it is not otherwise trained out of us. Indeed, such things as national, occupational and neighborhood pride are all outcroppings of this natural empathy. Rifkin suggests that we can tap into the natural ability to empathize to build a more peaceful and respondent global community.
Jeremy Rifkin - The Empathic Civilisation (RSA)
RSA Animate - The Empathic Civilisation