Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Expanding Your Empathy

A great article on how the human brain is keyed to emotion - with these great lines:

Our challenge is to enhance, fine-tune, and act upon our capacity for empathy. It's especially important to include people with whom we seem to share more differences than commonalities. I'm referring here to the level of empathy spoken about by religious leaders and prophets throughout history ("Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.") If we can live up to this challenge of extending our empathy beyond our immediate circumstances and self-interest we have a chance of achieving the so far elusive goal of creating an "Empathic Civilization".

Link to the Article:  'Empathic Civilization': Our Brains Were Built For Feeling Each Other's Pain

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~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.

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