Power of Nonviolence: Peace, Politics, and Practice
"The expert authors brought together in this volume
collectively deploy the essential teachings of nonviolence across a spectrum
of contemporary issues. From considering the principles of the French
Revolution and encouraging peace through natural resource management to
exploring multiculturism and in teaching peace in the elementary classroom,
this work is broad in scope yet detailed in its approach to the fundamental
principles of nonviolence."
Empathy is a radical concept. Sometimes the word radical is
unnecessary, it's embedded in the notion. Empathy, as a working
concept, if we actually put it into practice in our lives, would be
among the most radical things we could do in this world.
it might be
promote a dialog about healing and renewal. We need some of that.
deny care for ourselves.
having empathy for the radical.
Empathy - A Starting Point
that science lags behind common sense
cutting edge of science
ethics from a different point
individualization of our struggles - our own pursuits
renewal - we need to socialize our burdens
incrementally slowed the rate of destruction
Issues - pitfalls
fatalism - futility
gotta keep going
the rent I pay to live on the planet
Proactivism - envision the world we want [yes, we need the vision! what does a culture of empathy look
Cutting-Edge - mirror neurons
how many know
about mirror neurons (one did)
pilgrim "Life is like a mirror. Smile at it and it smiles
back at you."