What do you think is more important for Humanity to Thrive – Empathy or Reason?

I read this question on a LinkedIn group forum recently and it got me thinking, especially in light of my previous two blogs regarding aligning with your true purpose through the work you do. (Here’s one of those blogs FYI Authenticity-Allowing your Highest Expression of Yourself to Shine )

EmpathyJust today I was reading a post from Linda J. Ferguson PhD (http://www.lindajferguson.com) on the subject of showing empathy at the very deepest level in our work. The only catch is… you might never know when that opportunity to connect at such a deep level with another human being might appear. Often that opportunity may offer itself to you when you least expect it. Will you be ready for it when that happens? Or will you let the moment pass unnoticed? Will reason get in the way of empathy, or will empathy allow you to connect with someone at a time when it is most significant to them? [Read more...]