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The author argues that our brains are wired for social connection, that empathy is at the heart of whom we are and that we must develop empathy as an essential, transforming quality to survive in this century.
What makes this book stand out?
The six habits mentioned that are supposed to be life-enhancing and which all highly empathetic people possess.
Read it for
The definition of a new breed of adventurer which the author describes by encountering several actors, activists, groundbreaking designers, undercover journalists, nurses, bankers, and neuroscientists.
Don't read it for
Too many details and examples are included which could’ve been avoided, without compromising on the plot.