Empathy is the ability to understand another persons feelings and putting yourself in their shoes. I think that empathy is something that is made because you can’t just be born and be able to understand others feelings while they’re around you.
Many people mix up empathy and sympathy, empathy is when your able to understand others feelings, sympathy is when you feel bad for someone. As you get older your brain gets larger and filled with more knowledge. Like your brain, empathy develops and you get to see how other people are feeling as you get older.
Females scientifically tend to be more empathetic than males. Empathy could be learned but I think that it would take a while to build up to something like that. Nero plasticity is the ability of the brain to form and reorganize synaptic connections, especially in response to learning or experience.
Empathy is important because you need to know how you would feel if you were to hurt someones feelings how you would like it if someone did that to you. If we didn’t have empathy life would be very rough and everyone would probably be rude and mean to each other all the time and never knowing how others feel. Empathy is holding everyone together.