Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Empathic Civilization

Both Eric and Bill from Cool Works shared this video on Facebook and I just watched it. I'm not sure exactly why I feel compelled to share it here, but it seems as good a place as any. And, certainly, I think HR people are aware of the differences out there in perspective, religion, ethnicity, et cetera, and may find this worthwhile to ponder. The narrator is Jeremy Rifkin, bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet.

A quote I especially like around 9:34:

But the point is we have to begin thinking as an extended family. We have to broaden our sense of identity. We don't lose the old identities of nationhood and our religious identities, and even our blood ties, but we extend our identities so we can think of the human race as our fellow sojourners, and our other creatures here as part of our evolutionary family, and the biosphere is our community. We have to rethink the human narrative.

Anyhow, it's just really interesting information/food for thought, and the fact that it's drawn on an electronic white board just rocks.


Anonymous said...

Very interesting! Thanks for the video

Kari Quaas said...

Glad you liked it!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing. Very interesting and thought provoking.