What if Empaths Ran the World?

Bevin Niemann-Cortez
2 min readJun 27, 2021

That’s a pretty provocative statement, right?

Well, we definitely know what it looks like when LESS empathetic people run the world.

When most of our societal systems involve taking power OVER. Everyone scrambling to get to the top of some invisible hierarchy, stepping on others as they climb, buying into the myth of survival of the fittest. Denying most human beings’ equal access to resources and opportunities because of racism, sexism and various forms of prejudice. Millions of people working tirelessly at the ‘bottom’ so a few at the ‘top’ can thrive.

These outdated leadership practices leave almost everyone behind.

Their time is DONE.

As empaths, we see the potential for our species to be more equitable, live in greater peace and harmony. We know it’s possible to ensure every person has their basic needs met and our planet, our home, is cared for.

You may not even think of yourself as a leader, you simply see a need, jump in and help. You do it because your heart feels called to make the world a better place — not to stroke your ego.

That’s exactly what we’re talking about.

Leadership is not just for a small number of people at the top.

Leadership is for everyone.



Bevin Niemann-Cortez

Social-Emotional Healer | Sacred Space Designer | Budding Herbalist