Compassion: 5 Speakers, 5 Views

NPR recently featured TED Talks from five well-known speakers offering five views of compassion from within contemporary Western culture, on the TED Radio Hour. For anyone aspiring to live a life of compassion, these talks offer a diverse set of viewpoints on which to reflect.

Karen Armstrong:
How Can We Make The World More Compassionate?

Religion scholar Karen Armstrong describes how compassion is the core principle in all world religions, in the form of the golden rule.

Daniel Goleman:
Why Aren’t We More Compassionate?

Psychologist Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, examines why we aren’t more compassionate more of the time.

The complete set of talks is at TED Radio Hour.

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