My personal opinion ... you only get to know about the people you are supposed to know about. I feel that, at a subconscious level, we have an invitation to connect to the people we connect to. It's like only going into somebody's house if we have an invitation ... we are not supposed to go in if we don't have an invite - especially if the front door is locked and we haven't been given a key
Yeah, welcome to our world!
Back in the 1970's (yes, I'm ancient) meditation and yoga were fringe and weird. Now they are mainstream. It's my "hallucination" that some time, remarkably soon, the idea of being an "empath" will be just as mainstream. Hehe, we'll see!