Changing Our Perception of ‘Compassion’

17 Nov, 2014

The 13th and 14th of November was Compassion Week in San Francisco. It’s part of a movement to make compassion a guiding principle in today’s business and pubic service. One would think that this was already a given, but this is far from the truth. There is a call to change our perception of ‘compassion’.

The talk was headed by prominent lawyers, neurosurgeons, psychologists, and Facebook officials.

According to some doctors, the difference between people who help others and people who don’t is that the former actively try to strengthen their “compassion muscle”. In other words, the more one performs compassionate deeds, the easier it becomes to continue doing so. These characteristics, along with other, aid in achieving a more beneficial and fulfilling lifestyle.

Normally people are a little wary about opening themselves up to such an emotional and community-driven activity, but attendees are promised clarity if they come in with an open mind.

To read more about the event, read the entire article here

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