RSA Animate - The Power of Outrospection

Introspection is out, and outrospection is in. Philosopher and author Roman Krznaric explains how we can help drive social change by stepping outside ourselv...

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Comment by Amanda Varona on April 13, 2013 at 5:20pm

I couldn't agree more.  This satisfies and feeds my spirit.  In an age where so many talk about turning inward to save the planet, while there's a kernel of truth in that inward looking, it can also be an easy excuse for narcissism or at least preoccupation with our own selves.  Great talk.

Comment by Edwin Rutsch on February 27, 2013 at 11:42pm

here more about the work of the author Roman Krznaric 

http://bit.ly/yogvQs 

Roman Krznaric is a cultural thinker and writer on the art of living. He is a founding faculty member of The School of Life in London, which offers instruction and inspiration on the important questions of everyday life, and advises organisations including Oxfam and the United Nations on using empathy and conversation to create social change. He has been named by The Observer as one of Britain’s leading lifestyle philosophers. 
 
Roman is author of The Wonderbox: Curious Histories of How to Live and is now working on a book on empathy. "I believe that empathy – the imaginative act of stepping into another person’s shoes and viewing the world from their perspective – is a radical tool for social change and should be a guiding light for the art of living. As I describe in this video definition of empathy, it matters not just because it makes you good, but because it is good for you"

 

Comment by Dee Hirsch on January 6, 2013 at 1:12pm

Cognitive Empathy can be understood as a thoughtful path to heartfelt actions.  This can be exercised in our life's work or in part time opportunities.  I believe it is the force that drives the good young people are doing today in the world.  Cognition has to be nourished through education and open discussion.  This is a video to be shared broadly and used to generate change in attitudes and policies.

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