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Recommended TED(x) talks and The School of life videos

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The end is too optimistic (unrealistic), but most of the video could be good to see to some people with too low self-esteem and/or with too much admiration for / idealisation of others.

 

 

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a comment under the video:

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Psychologist Kristin Neff draws a distinction between self-pity and self-compassion based on whether you recognize that your suffering is part of a shared human experience.

 

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Interesting at least for some Americans:

http://www.ted.com/talks/j_d_vance_america_s_forgotten_working_class

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J.D. Vance grew up in a small, poor city in the Rust Belt of southern Ohio, where he had a front-row seat to many of the social ills plaguing America: a heroin epidemic, failing schools, families torn apart by divorce and sometimes violence. In a searching talk that will echo throughout the country's working-class towns, the author details what the loss of the American Dream feels like and raises an important question that everyone from community leaders to policy makers needs to ask: How can we help kids from America's forgotten places break free from hopelessness and live better lives?

 

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AGAINST EMPATHY

http://meaningoflife.tv/videos/37456

Don't look at it with prejudices based on the title!!! ;) 

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Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero) and Paul Bloom (Yale University, Against Empathy, Just Babies)

Paul’s brand new book, Against Empathy  

The damage empathy can do  

The difference between empathy and compassion  

Why our moral intuitions aren’t so moral  

Are low empathy people more likely to hurt others?

Empathy as moral jet fuel  

The costs and benefits of feeling other people’s pain

 

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Beautiful! I recommend it to everybody:

And this is also typically insightful:

 

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Interesting... (Of course, it doesn't explain "everything" - there are other reasons, I know.)

 

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