Bootstrapping Empathy: From Robot to Reasonable Human Being

I’m no saint, but I think it’s fair to say that I have reached the level of reasonable human being. This is progress. Not too long ago, I had a difficult time feeling the emotions of others. Except in narrow circumstances, empathy eluded me. I thought something was wrong with me (and perhaps something was). Nevertheless, I have since managed to activate the empathetic realm of my consciousness, and in this article I’ll tell you how.

The Problem