empathy

In search of the man who broke my neck

In this jaw-droppingly emotional talk, Joshua Prager uses his beautiful storytelling to weave through the events that led to his broken neck and the challenging trek he encountered while searching around the globe for the man who did it. Calling on the words of Viktor Frankl, “the last of human freedoms is to choose one’s […]

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The empathic civilization

In this beautifully illustrated 10 minute talk, Jeremy Rifkin, author of “The Empathic Civilization,” explains the role empathy plays in our lives. Jeremy states that we are soft-wired for empathy. We see our family as those who share our blood, religion, and nation. Jeremey wonders if it is not too far fetched, with the advancement […]

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The Real You

In this brief video, ‘The real you,’ Alan Watts teaches us to wake up from our self-created, self-centered world view, and see that not only are we a part of the whole, but we ARE the universe itself. His teachings give us an insight into our irrational fears and hesitance towards death. Through these concepts […]

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How One Random Act of Kindness Can Change a Life

November 22, 1973 It’s thanksgiving morning in North Hollywood, California. A day typically spent eating turkey and giving thanks to family and friends, the Mahavorick family of five will anticipate neither this holiday in their modest-sized home. This is the same home where 13-year-old Anthony Mahavorick’s senses will eventually be awakened by the taste of […]

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Empathy: It’s Nothing Personal

Sometimes it becomes difficult to see the common ground we all share. On the surface our lives are so full of contrast that we often forget just how much we have in common. It is important to realize that no matter what our jobs, passions, appearance or lifestyle, we are all on the same road […]

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