Built for Kindness

Greed is good. War is inevitable. Whether in political theory or popular culture, human nature is often portrayed as selfish and power hungry. UC Berkeley psychologist Dacher Keltner challenges this notion of human nature and seeks to better understand why we evolved pro-social emotions like empathy, compassion and gratitude.

 

For reflection alone or together: 

How would your view of yourself and your work change if you believed you were wired for compassion, kindness, sympathy, and empathy? 

In what ways could you exercise your care for others today? 

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