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The Empathic Civilization

Is Empathy the Antidote to Bullying?

Toni Nagy | Posted 04.29.2013 | Parents
Toni Nagy

Sometimes, a movie is just a movie, but what happens when a movie becomes a movement? Bully touched me in a profound way, not only because it made me reflect on my own life, but also on the life of my daughter.

Christ and Consumerism: 'Priceless' At What Price?

Jennifer Danielle Crumpton | Posted 02.13.2012 | Religion
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton

I'm not so sure that the reality of Christ has a Return On Investment that would be attractive to the big banks. They are two very different ideas of what's "priceless."

Is Technology Making Children More Empathic?

Dr. Larry Dossey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Dossey

While their parents value individualism and privacy, today's youngsters view connectivity, interaction and collaboration as everything. And forget privacy; for them, being out of touch is a cardinal sin.

Why Are Children Rejecting Science?

Dr. Larry Dossey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Dossey

Scientific organizations for years have raised the alarm over the appallingly low level of scientific literacy in the United States, but efforts to correct the situation have achieved only minimal success.

Spiritual Democracy: People Are Beautiful

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

I know there are toxins in us, but we are not dirty. We don't need cleansing. We are not originally sinned. Most importantly, nobody's more pure than anybody else.

You Were Right the First Time, Mr. President: The Supreme Court Needs Empathy

Jeremy Rifkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Rifkin

The evolution of empathy has fostered the evolution of democracy over history. Shouldn't the ultimate litmus test for a Supreme Court nominee be the empathic maturity that he or she brings to the task of interpreting American laws?

'Empathic Civilization': How Little Minds Are Wired For Compassion

David Elkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Elkind

In our world today we are seeing a battle between human values (homo empathicus) and economic values (homo averiticus). So far, homo empathicus appears to be losing this battle.

'Empathic Civilization': Amazing Empathic Babies

Alison Gopnik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alison Gopnik

One of the best ways of understanding human nature is to study children. After all, if we want understand who we are, we should find out how we got to be that way.

'Empathic Civilization' in an Age of Trauma

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert D. Stolorow

If we can help one another bear the darkness rather than evade it, perhaps one day we will be able to see the light.

'The Empathic Civilization': Can Limbaugh and Obama Both Be Right?

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robbie Vorhaus

The Native American Chippewa Indians say, "No tree has branches so foolish as to fight amongst themselves." And yet we choose to fight to be right.

'The Empathic Civilization": Narcissism Or Empathy? The Me Generation Or The We Generation?

Jean M. Twenge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jean M. Twenge

If we are to move forward as a culture and as a nation, America must stop being the Madly in Love With Me Civilization and start being the Empathic Civilization.

'The Empathic Civilization': Rethinking Human Nature in the Biosphere Era

Jeremy Rifkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeremy Rifkin

Our rush to universal empathic connectivity is running up against a rapidly accelerating entropic juggernaut in the form of climate change. Can we reach biosphere consciousness in time to avert planetary collapse?