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"a listening, empathic approach leads 
to improved communication,
to greater acceptance of others and by others, and
to attitudes which are more positive and more problem-solving in nature.

There is a decrease 
in defensiveness, 
in exaggerated statements, 
in evaluative and critical behavior." 
 Carl Rogers

"Empathy allows individuals to form and maintain social bonds and to understand and negotiate their social relationships...."

"Without empathy, we would not be able to navigate our social worlds. So many human problems could be avoided and addressed if we were able to deepen our empathic engagement with one another and the rest of nature...."

"A focus on empathy is just what is needed to make the world a better place for all animals, humans, and nonhuman alike." 
Marc Bekoff,  Forward, Entangled Empathy