The Empathic Civilisation: the human family

Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society.


From the talk:

Empathy is the oppposite of Utopia There is no empathy in Heaven, I guarantee you, I’ll tell you before you get there. There isn’t any empathy in Heaven because there’s no mortality. There’s no empathy in Utopia because there is no suffering. Empathy is grounded in the acknowledgement of death and the celebration of life and rooting for each other to flourish and be. It’s based on our frailties and imperfections.

We have to start thinking like an extended family! (the human family)

By Jeremy Rifkin: The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis

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