I thought what possible value, function could it (empathy) serve in the Darwinian scheme, y'know, of the survival of the fittest and the strongest and the most heavily armed. No, seriously, I thought, why and how did we evolve with this weak and useless passion intact, within the deep heart's core. And the answer as I formulated it to myself is that empathy is the engine that powers all the best in us. It is what civilizes us. It is what connects us...(x)