User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: The Empathic Civilisation

  1. #1
    Member Array Dyoni's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010

    Default The Empathic Civilisation

    [YOUTUBE="l7AWnfFRc7g"]The Empathic Civilisation[/YOUTUBE]

    What are your thoughts and feedback about this video? What does this mean for those types that have difficulty empathizing with others?

  2. #2
    Member Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2008


    Was it Aristotle who said "be kind-everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle"
    Since anyone can end up in peril beyone our control, it is logical to be helpful...the golden rule and so forth. Try reading The Political Mind by George Lakoff, he explains better than I could how being rational and being empathetic are not necessairly at odds.
    By definition everyone except psychopaths have at least a little empathy, but I know I experience and express it differently from a ExFx type. As the video explains, there is survival value in this, which is why it evolved.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Array the state i am in's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    5w4 sx/sp


    oh god, my favorite ted talk in ages and a mention of george lakoff!

    i'm interested in consciousness itself. empathy comes with greater forms of consciousness. i think finding better forms of discourse creates more empathy. expanding one's own awareness of other forms of cognition, construction of truth, creativity, etc introduce the possibilities of more empathic, adaptive culture. ultimately, consciousness at any level is broken down into effective communication.

    finding a way to create redundancy in communication and especially to be really active in conceptual blending to create blended mental spaces (and cultural articulations of those) improves the potential for shared, well-distributed, multi-modal multiple intelligence cognition.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Array Kenneth Almighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009


    It's pretty interesting to think about, how different eras produce different brain. It's an idea that gives me faith and fear.

Similar Threads

  1. The Banned and The Damned
    By Haight in forum Official Decrees
    Replies: 294
    Last Post: 10-25-2016, 11:42 PM
  2. [NF] Who's The Most Empathic NF On TC?
    By Winds of Thor in forum The NF Idyllic (ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ)
    Replies: 131
    Last Post: 08-22-2012, 07:58 AM
  3. Replies: 29
    Last Post: 04-22-2011, 09:04 AM
  4. [INFJ] The Empath (INFJ)
    By wedekit in forum The NF Idyllic (ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ)
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: 08-23-2010, 03:14 PM
  5. Age of the world's greatest civilisations
    By Oaky in forum Politics, History, and Current Events
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 12-10-2009, 12:20 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts