There’s an interesting book out there that would argue this point called…you probably guessed it…Against Empathy…I’m not saying I agree with the premise but thought I’d mentioned it as you clearly seem like someone who is open-minded enough to at least explore the point of view.

Human Being, b. circa 1990 ~ planet Terra, Via Lactea Galaxia

Human Being, b. circa 1990 ~ planet Terra, Via Lactea Galaxia