kanelli wrote:What happens if too many people are lacking the capability to empathise? I have met several in my lifetime already, and it is quite scary.
I think you can divide those in two:
-those that indeed lack empathy at a whole, which can be mostly seen with people with a disorder like psychopaths, narcissists or autists.
-those that are so busy and preoccupied with there own emotions, that they donot have room and/or time for empathizing with others.
The first category should be considered scary, the second not so much IMHO. For the second category there is hope, for the first there is not, once they reached adulthood.