Does Empathy Cause Us to Care Too Much About the Wrong Things?

And too little about what matters most?

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In 1973, Ursula K. Le Guin wrote a fascinating short story called, . In it, she describes a utopian city, where life is essentially perfect for all its citizens. They have art and science. Festivals and community. There are no monarchs or slaves. They have an abundance of food and…