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Leads to better health.

basically, more empathy means a less stressful life and that is healthy. 

“In studies with diabetics, for instance, when the patients rate their doctor as empathetic, 
  • their cholesterol and blood sugar numbers improve,” he writes, and
  •  flu patients get better sooner and
  •  even the common cold is shorter and less bothersome."
Why Empathy Holds the Key to Transforming 21st Century Learning
By Thom Markham
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
Empathy is healthy
"In the last twenty years, discussions about emotions have taken a radical turn. For years, negative emotions dominated theory and research. Today we know that positive emotions enhance well-being, health, relationships and personal strengths. At the top of this pyramid are the emotions associated with empathy: curiosity, openness, appreciation and gratitude. Empathy simply powers up the mind, body and spirit."