Empathy is the only human superpower – it can shrink distance, cut through social and power hierarchies, transcend differences, and provoke social change.

—Elizabeth Thomas

Calvin and his friend, Ellis


  1. This is a beautiful photo. When I was studying neuroscience, we talked about empathy as the result of mirror neurons, but I am convinced that there is something more spiritual about empathy and I think this photo conveys it perfectly. That is why I'm a sociology major.

  2. That is adorable. I've always thought that there are three kinds of neurotypical kids -- the first are those who are terrified of our children and who act like it; the second are those who are curious and ask about our children but then are relatively disinterested and, ultimately, bored; the third are those who are drawn to our children --