The evidence for empathy in elephants seems overwhelming, so can we now draw on our own empathetic nature to end their slaughter?
Elephants, we all know, are in peril. We humans are waging what amounts to a war against them because they have something we want and cannot make on our own: ivory.
Earlier this month, we learned that the West African country of Gabon has lost more than half its elephants—11,000—in the last ten years alone.
One Example After Another
But why did it take an experiment? Research on elephants is full of examples of the animals apparently behaving empathetically—recognizing and responding to another elephant's pain or problem. Often, they even make heroic efforts to assist one another.
In my youth, I dated a hang-glider for a spell, spending weekends helping him haul gear to jump sites where he and his friends would soar like birds over the California hills. I never jumped, of course.
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Dr. Joel Haber discusses the causes of bullying, how we can prevent it, and how empathy can help reduce bullying in our schools.
3. How can empathy building in schools and at home help to prevent bullying?
Empathy is the cornerstone of human behavior and an antidote of bullying. When children learn empathy and choose to use it when they see bullying, it changes the way peers feel safe. The challenge for me has been to give students ways to use their empathy so they do not feel that they will become the next targets of the bully if they intervene.
Helping children utilize empathy in a way that they would like others to use empathy with them is the key. Every child needs support and encouragement even after bullying. When children feel supported by others, even if it is after a bullying situation, they do not feel the isolation and pain that others feel without support. Teaching empathy scripts in pre-school, elementary, middle and high school helps build the brain networks to utilize empathy when most needed.
By now, many people know that Facebook's headquarters are located in Menlo Park, Calif., just south of San Francisco. But the company has far-flung offices in Ireland, Luxembourg, and India, among several other places.
Do Animals feel Empathy? This simple empathy experiment shows Bonobos freeing each other from captivity to share food with each other. This great Nova video shows rats and humans doing it to! Share this link widely!
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MESSAGE TO ANONYMOUS. To whom it may concern: Dear brothers and sisters, The collective will fail if everyone doesn't stop all this petty "in-fighting." Yes, everyone has HUGE egos. Yes, we all think we're the best.
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For anyone in the helping professions, compassion fatigue is a common occurrence and a clear signal to take better care of your own needs. Compassion fatigue is when you find yourself challenged to care about your patients in the way you know is proper and expected in your position. One of the key components of quality health care is the ability for you to connect with your patients and for them to sense that connection. Compassion fatigue cuts you off from the people who need you the most, and it extends well beyond just your patients.
Cynicism, sarcasm and feeling put upon are the first signs.
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