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Redefining Human Beings

I’m reading a very interesting book, The Empathic Civilization, by Jeremy Rifkin. The author entertains the idea of “a collaborative and caring world.” Rifkin states that, “a distributed, collaborative, non-hierarchical society can’t help but be a more empahtic one.”
Sutdies reveal that empathic sensibilities are reconfiguring the definition of human beings, not as self-interested beings, but as people interested in promoting good-will. Rifkin wrote, “The dream is an acknowledgment that one doesn’t thrive alone in autonomous isolation but, rather, in deep relationship to others in a shared social space.”

P.S. Yes, the book does have 688 pages, but worth a perusal. Have a happy day!

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