The Compassionate Instinct: The Science of Human Goodness by Dacher Keltner.pdf (USD-0.00)The Compassionate Instinct: The Science of Human Goodness by Dacher Keltner.epub (USD-0.00)The Compassionate Instinct: The Science of Human Goodness by Dacher Keltner.doc (USD-0.00)The Compassionate Instinct: The Science of Human Goodness by Dacher Keltner.txt (USD-0.00)The Compassionate Instinct: The Science of Human Goodness by Dacher Keltner.mobi (USD-0.00)
A collection of 35 scholarly essays from Greater Good Magazine, greatergoodmag.org, a product of the Greater Good Science Center, at the University of Berkeley a “…research center devoted to the scientific understanding of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior.”
Part One: The Scientific Roots of Human Goodness
The good news:
• Science says it’s in the nature of humans to be kind.
• We can learn to respond in more compassionate ways.
Notable: “Hope on the
I feel very lucky to be exposed to the ideas I found in this book. It’s nothing less than a scientific examination of altruism, heroism and human virtue. None of the ideas are new –– if you’ve read The Lord of the Rings, you know them by heart already –– but what is new is the authors’ exacting search for the scientific basis of these behaviors. In doing so, the authors form coherent arguments to contradict many of the cynical assumptions about the human nature, from the effectiveness of Machiav
Do yourself a favor and pick it up for someone you love. It’s probably the best book of essays I read this year.
As much as I learned and was inspired by some, there were others that bored me to tears or didn’t have enough substance. I wish citations had been used to add more credibility to the essays.
Essays worth reading: Hope on the Battlefield; Pay It Forward; Love, Honor, and Thank; Are You a Jerk at Work? ; The Power Paradox
…all in all, made me reflect about gratitude and incorporate it into everyday ritual.