I think the concept of empathy and collegiate-responsibility is highly overrated. Come to think of it, these two so-called noble virtues fall among the domain of the naive who think the world upholds by such virtues and thus so should day.
This seems especially true in the professional world, where principles inculcated into us since young are used, dropped and abused with impunity. The higher one wants to climb the corporate ladder, the more one has to be prepared to play around with these traits.
From personal experience, the higher one climbs, the more applicable are these play-of-traits, normally termed “office-politics”. Thus, my question is: how prevalent is this? And can one really see a career growth without resorting to such methods?