Buzzword Bingo: Empathy = Being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts and experience of another #buzzwordbingo

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Empathy = Being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts and experience of another

Empathy is the imaginative act of stepping into the shoes of another person and viewing the world from their perspective. - Empathy Library

Also see: platinum rule, empathy museum


Empathy is intuitive, but is also something you can work on, intellectually.
- Tim Minchin, Life Lessons




empathy - Google News


RSA Animate - The Empathic Civilisation

Animate - The Power of Outrospection

Introspection is out, and outrospection is in. Philosopher and author Roman Krznaric explains how we can help drive social change by stepping outside ourselves. RSA Animate - The Power of Outrospection


Dec 2012Key quotes: First fair trade boycott of sugar ... we need to be more adventurous with whom we empathize withExample: Climate Change's empathetic gap across space and time. "We are failing to empathize with future generations."Empathy Museums and human librarydiscovering other people's lives


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Translating: Empathy

Spanish: Empatía
German: Einfühlung

Recommended Listening

Empathy: Why it matters - Roman Krznaric challenges the notion that we're driven by self interest.

The Six Habits of Highly Empathic People - Cultural historian Roman Krznaric reveals how the art of empathy can not only enrich one's own life but also help to create social change. Suggested hashtag for Twitter: #RSAempathy @romankrznaric

Roman Krznaric: An empathy revolution - Are you empathetic? Do you have the imaginative ability to step into the shoes of another to try and understand what they are feeling or perceiving? It’s an ability that is quite different from feeling sympathetic or sorry for another person.

Facial Mimicry - Empathy is crucial for human socialisation and one common empathic response is the tendency to mimic facial expressions.

Frans de Waal - the origins of morality - Are humans unique as creatures which exhibit moral behaviour? Experiments with apes and other animals are convincing researchers that humans aren't the only animals to act in moral ways.

Jeremy Rifkin

Jeremy Rifkin: The Empathic Civilization

Elsewhere on the Web

Start empathy - #StartEmpathy
Roman Krznaric

Tweeting empathy, a kindness at a time - Edmonton Journal
Empathy peaks among women in their 50s - Futurity: Research News
Bringing back gratitude to a secular world

The Empathy Library is a digital treasure house to share inspiring books and films to spark a global empathy revolution. > Find out more about the library

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Buzzword Bingo: Empathy Museum @romankrznaric
Platinum Rule: Do unto others as they would like to have you do unto them.
Tick the Boxes: Be engaged, be creative, be generous, be curious and be empathetic
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