The Power Of Outrospection

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The Power Of Outrospection

 Cognitive and TED collaboration

About the speaker

 Ray Laurence

Roman Krznaric is a social philosopher and author, named by The Observer as one of Britain’s leading popular philosophers. He is the founder of the world’s first Empathy Museum and is in great demand as a public speaker.

 
The big issue

The 20th Century was the century of introspection, awash with self-help books and naval gazing. But has any of that made us happier? Roman Krznaric contends that it hasn’t and that the 21st Century needs to be the age of outrospection – looking outside yourself to discover who you are. He sees a fundamental shift towards an empathic culture, not just between individuals, but societies. Can empathy be the engine that drives a revolution in human relationships?

Read the book

Empathy: Why It Matters, and How to Get It

How can we boost our empathy to improve our relationships, creativity and tackle social problems and prejudice? Roman Krznaric shows how empathy has the power to create fundamental social change. Meet highly empathic people who touch others’ lives and learn the six life-enhancing habits they share. Backed by ten years of research, Roman Krznaric also asks if it’s possible to empathize too much, but contends that we need to develop our empathy as we head into the 21st century. 

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