empathy: intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another person.
On good days, I envision a world in which every one of us has boundless empathy. We stop judging, blaming, or trying to "fix" people. We let go of the endless grudges of history and the differences in how we worship.
On in-between days, I work on my own empathy. I try identifying or vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of others. I try to remember that we're all on a journey.
On bad days, the empathy deficit in modern life can overwhelm me. A walk on the beach helps.