Practice empathy, make it a habit to try to place yourself in the shoes of another person. Any person, loved ones, co-workers, people you meet on the street. Really try to understand, to the extent that you can, what it is like to be them, what they're going through & why they do what they do.
Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy
I don't believe that children are born with empathy. It is something they learn by seeing it modeled by others. Empathy is the lovefire of sweet remembrance and shared understanding