Alanis Morissette holding computer tablet that says, "Empathy"

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Alanis Morissette
When Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette was asked to name her most powerful word, she chose "empathy."

"I just feel like we live in a narcissistic world, and empathy is the first quality that disappears in that kind of overly self-absorbed place," Alanis said. "[The word] speaks a lot about how connected we are."