As the world grows more connected, it is also becoming easier to feel for the plight of others across the world as technology makes them feel so close. That same technology allows us to reach out to people and let them know that we have empathy for whatever adversity they are encountering.
On the other side of that though, less sympathetic people have started to belittle those people in what is being called empathy shaming.
As millions of people throughout the world are expressing empathy for the many Parisians devastated by the the Norte Dame fire, internet trolls are shaming them for feeling this way.
"All kinds of things start to result if we can't appreciate what other people are experiencing," said Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn on Boston Public Radio Wednesday.
Koehn joined BPR to talk about empathy shaming and more. Her latest book is "Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times."