Culture of Empathy Builder:
University of Colorado
Dept. of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering,
Empathy Without Borders: A conversation with Bernard
How do you understand empathy?
Bernard Amadei: Empathy is not a pill thatís taken so you care about
others; there are prerequisites. Weíre all born with it, but our
educational system makes us forget it. Itís about creating a level of
cultivation and culture that allows people to remember it. For us, once
we start working in the developing world, we remember it--whether we
sustain it is a different story.