“From politics to health care to economics, a rising movement is calling for compassion as a remedy for systems on the brink….
James Doty, founder of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education says, “Compassion is what’s going to save our species.” The alternative to willful change, Doty suggests, could well be violent uprising: “We know that when wealth and equality get so far apart and people think they have nothing to lose, you have bloody revolutions,” he says. “But the reality is that for our species to survive, we have to recognize we are all one and everyone deserves the right to dignity, the right to food, the right to security, to shelter and to health care. And until we go on a path toward that world view, we are doomed.””
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Image: A photograph of New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, embracing a Muslim woman reproduced by artist Loretta Lizzio as an 18-metre mural on a silo in Melbourne (Recep Sakar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)