Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Empathic Civilisation: We have to Re-Think the Human Narrative (Jeremy Rifkin)


Mirror Neurons: We are soft-wired to experience another's plight as if we are experiencing it ourselves.
We are actually soft-wired not for: aggression, violence, self-interest, utilitarianism; but for sociability, attachment, affection, companionship. And the first drive is the drive to actually BELONG. It's an EMPATHIC drive.

Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society.