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  • Steven Delpome

A Lack of Empathy


"These kids these days are so selfish. They completely lack any empathy!"

--common lament of the grown-up

Well, what do you expect when you make kids read a story and analyze sentences and words and while they read rather than feel for the people in the story? When you make kids look at history in a macro way of world and social effects instead of the events' effects on individuals? When math is reduced to soulless computations and simulated reality and science is contained in a single room?

What did you think was going to happen?

But go ahead and blame YouTube and the phones.