Re-Thinking the Human Narrative – We Are Homo-Empathicus

“Humans are soft-wired for empathy.” so says, bestselling author and economist Jeremy Rifkin.

“The Empathic Civilization is emerging. A younger generation is fast extending its empathic embrace beyond religious affiliations and national identification to include the whole of humanity and the vast project of life that envelopes the Earth.”            Jeremy Rifkin

The first and the shortest video is an animation of Rifkin’s TED talk which provides an interesting introduction to Rifkin’s interpretation of recent scientific insights into the nature of our human species.  The animation will wet your appetite for the second video in which Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society.  

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