The Empathic Civilisation

A beautiful, short, fun and thought-provoking animation about mirror neurons, empathy, the future and the world. Challenging the assumptions about human nature, the assumptions that many of our institutions, like education, are based on. Eg we are hard wired for sociability, attachment, affection and companionship. Not aggression or self interest.

“We are soft wired to experience another’s plight as if we are experiencing it ourselves … The first drive is the drive to belong … there is no empathy in heaven … to empathise is to civilise .. we have to rethink the human narrative …”

The dangers of repressing empathy through our institutions and systems – wow!

“Preparing the groundwork for an empathic civilisation!” Where do I sign up?

Well worth a watch. Thanks to Joyce for sharing this!

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