Kids are cute. They’re so cute we don’t even notice what little sociopaths they are most of the time. Part of good parenting is slowly teaching them not to try and destroy the world and everyone around them. We all need to learn what compassion is.
That’s why teachers or other adults in charge of these little monsters sometimes try and engage children with projects that convey this lesson — that other people have feelings, and we should occasionally consider them.
Haha, nice try! The children can’t be controlled, as you can see in this viral tweet. One teacher’s attempt to teach empathy completely backfired when she asked her students to write greeting cards for the elderly in a local nursing home. Like, backfired so hard we doubt those cards ever made it to their intended readers.