Empathy: What Our Dysfunctional World Needs

Published on Dissident Voice, by Adnan Al-Daini, January 3, 2017.

Our species is capable of great compassion, kindness and tolerance; it is also capable of cruelty, selfishness and hate. Which of these characteristics dominate depends on another characteristic, namely empathy, defined as “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another”. This sharing of feeling could so easily be switched off if the “other” happens to have a different colour, religion or culture.

It is argued that empathy cannot be taught but could happen through our positive non-judgemental interaction with others. We need to listen and to imagine what it is like to be the other. It is always easier to interact with others if they belong to our group, and hence it is easy to empathise with them as they experience sufferings and hardships through life … //

… Vast numbers of our fellow human beings are sad and miserable as a result of dislocation, escaping wars and grinding poverty through no fault of their own but the circumstances of their birth and interference by other nations. Mental illness and unhappiness as a result of homelessness, family breakups and dysfunctional relationships are on the increase particularly among our young.

We, as individuals, can’t be expected to solve these problems but a little understanding, providing a listening ear that says I understand your difficulties, could bring some happiness to those vulnerable and most in need. Providing some happiness to others would boost our own happiness quotient … //

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The Assassination of Donald Trump, 7.20 min, uploaded by Paul Joseph Watson, March 14, 2016;

Helping People Realize Their Potentialities – Aldous Huxley, 51.38 min, uploaded by AJ Snook, July 21, 2015 … from the godfather of modern psychedelia, this speech is rumored to have inspired the legendary Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California which, in turn, served as a platform for the great psychonaut, Terence McKenna. It’s important to archive and appreciate this ever so juicy slice of recent history and keep the profound words of Mr. Huxley alive and well … (full text);

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