Develop Sensitivity for Others
It is wrong to say that people are insensitive. They are sensitive but they are sensitive towards self only. Selfishness and selflessness are two ends of one rope. The level of selfishness is determined by your level of materialistic needs. As your needs are high your selfishness will also be high and that will make you insensitive towards other people. As your needs reduces, it will increase level of satisfaction, peace of mind and selflessness. It will increase level of your sensitiveness towards others.
You will find that mostly in initial years of life when we have lot of unfulfilled desires, we remain self cantered and busy in fulfilling our needs and greeds. As we grow and our needs start satisfying and greeds start reducing, we turn towards spiritualism, we start looking beyond self, we start understanding pain of others, we start learning joy of giving.
There are few souls who in spite of living in poverty, have sensitivity towards suffering of others. It is only because they have very less desires. At the other end there are people living with abandon resources but still no sensitivity towards others, you will find that their greed level is still very high. So it is not poverty or richness that decides your sensitivity but it is your fear and greed that decides your level of selflessness, happiness and peace of mind.
It is not possible in present world not to develop desires, problem is when our desires are coupled with greeds. Greed will paralyse your intellect and will diminish power to differentiate between what is right and what is wrong. Greed will give strong logics to prove that nothing is wrong as long as you can satisfy him.
In nutshell desires leads to greed, greed leads to selfishness, selfishness reduces quality of intellect, that will not allow to differentiate between what is right and what is wrong and that will make you self centred and will make you insensitive towards others.
5 Tips to develop sensitivity towards others.
1) Keep the desires without greed.
2) Try to walk in the shoes of the others and see. The things from their perspective.
3) Treat people well specially who are lower than you in wealth, position and wisdom.
4) Develop empathy, good listening and understanding.
5) Do not react without giving proper thought to a situation.