Empathy, the ability to understand others, has been sidelined in the past decades, while we have focused on a hyper-individualistic, consumerist race to serve ourselves whatever the cost to others. So Krznaric, along with a whole school of social and cultural thinkers, believes that we should deploy empathy to sort out the mess we’re in.
Great video for self reflection on power and emotions
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Grrrr. Sometimes it feels impossible to be kind and loving, don’t you think? We get so angry and frustrated at events happening in our lives that we cannot access that loving place inside of us. Instead, our eyes go from side to side as our fists clench and minds whirr with angry thoughts.
Today’s guest bloggers are Marc A. Brackett, Diana Divecha, and Robin S. Stern from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence There is a quiet kind of revolution taking place in classrooms across the country. More and more educators–encouraged by psychologists, pediatricians, social entrepreneurs, and economists–are talking about feelings in school.