Sunday, March 25, 2012

Human Kindness, We Could Always Use an Extra Pint

The greatest meeting of strangers in history | Roman Krznaric:

Evacuees via Outrospection

While empathy has periodically collapsed on a collective scale – just think of colonialism in Latin America or the Holocaust – there have also been moments when it has emerged as a force for positive and radical social change. If we want to tackle today’s global crises – from wealth inequality and armed conflict to climate change and food insecurity – we need to learn from the past and understand how empathy can be harnessed as a powerful tool to shift human behaviour and ignite social action. And one of the most interesting places to look is the evacuation of British children in World War Two.
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