Tag Archives: compassion

New Year’s Address to the Nation – V.Havel

Source: OldHRad My dear fellow citizens, For forty years you heard from my predecessors on this day different variations on the same theme: how our country was flourishing, how many million tons of steel we produced, how happy we all … Continue reading

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Children Full of Life

CBC Corbett Report “In the award-winning documentary Children Full of Life, a fourth-grade class in a primary school in Kanazawa, northwest of Tokyo, learn lessons about compassion from their homeroom teacher, Toshiro Kanamori. He instructs each to write their true … Continue reading

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Talk on Compassion at Capital University, Columbus, Ohio

Featuring Roshi Joan Halifax (www.upaya.org)

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Is Compassion Hard-Wired Into The Human Genome?

Source: GreenMedInfo New research flying in the face of many popular and not-so-forgiving views about ‘human nature’ indicates there is an olfactory-based, evolutionary mechanism built into the human genome/soul to feel empathy for the anxiety/suffering of others. In a fascinating study entitled … Continue reading

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Compassion Cannot Be Forced

Source: Daily Bell The great moral argument of the left is that the government policies they advocate create a fairer and more compassionate world. Everything they advocate flows from the overt assumption that if you want a fair and compassionate … Continue reading

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IS THERE NO SHAME?

Source: Burning Platform “Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth. ” ? William Faulkner I … Continue reading

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Focus on the Psychology of Dehumanization

In times of conflict the involved parties often see their opponents as dangerous, inhumane, or even evil. According to psychologists, when we look down on one another, see others as lesser human beings, or violate human rights, we have entered … Continue reading

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Empathy & Apathy – Focus on Ponerology & Pathocracy

It was interesting to come across a recent speech by Mr. Nigel Farage on ‘Freedom and Democracy’ at the European Parliament on the 24/11/10, which raises many important issues about some of the mentalities leading various institutions. Mr Farage’s reference … Continue reading

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