In a small discussion group among writers much of our discussion centered around empathy and character development. We all agreed it's the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. As writers and filmmakers it's what we hope to awaken among our readers for our characters.
At roughly the same time, the voice of research professor Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW appeared peppered across the Web and she prompted a further search for other voices addressing empathy. The result is this special collection on empathy which scientists are learning more about as they map the mind and our Society needs more of.
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How to start an empathy revolution by Roman Krznaric
Roman Krznaric at TEDxAthens 2013
Roman Krznaric is a cultural thinker and writer on the art of living. This talk is basedon his new book Empathy: A Handbook for Revolution. Empathy can be taught and he references the organization, Roots of Empathy.
He urges us to step into the shoes of even our enemies to increase our level of tolerance, increase our curiousity about strangers to challenge stereotypes and develop programs such as the Human Library.
Roman is a founding faculty member of The School of Life in London, and advises organisations including Oxfam and the United Nations on using empathy and conversation to create social change. He is also founder of the world's first Empathy Library. He has been named by The Observer as one of Britain's leading lifestyle philosophers. Published on Jan 28, 2014
TEDxAthens is a world-class conference about Innovation, Creativity and Ideas based in Athens, Greece.
EarthSayer Roman Krznaric
The Empathic Civilisation by Jeremy Rifkin
The Power of Empathy by Helen Riess
Empathy by Brene Brown
The Power of Outrospection by Roman Krznaric
The Erosion of Empathy by Simon Baron Cohen