Stanford brought together educators and entrepreneurs at the first-ever Compassion and Technology Conference to discuss how to uplift humanity in a gadget-driven society full of distractions.
Social entrepreneurs, engineers and scientists explored how to open hearts in a world of cell phones, texting and computers at the inaugural Compassion and Technology Conference at Stanford on Dec. 6.
"Science shows us that compassion is fundamental to our health and well-being," said one of the panelists, Emma Seppala, a psychologist and associate director of Stanford'sCenter for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. Hundreds of people filled the room at the Li Ka Shing Center for the all-day affair.
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PAUL BLOOM is the Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology at Yale University. His research explores how children and adults understand the physical and social world, with special focus on morality, religion, fiction, and art. He has won numerous awards for his research and teaching. He is the past-president of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, and co-editor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, one of the major journals in the field.
Bloom is the author or editor of six books, including Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil (Crown, forthcoming). He has written for scientific journals such as Nature and Science, and for popular outlets such as The New York Times, The Guardian, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic Monthly.
He had been interviewed many times on NPR, including the Todd Mundtz Show, the Larry Mantle Show, the Brian Lehrer Show, and "On Point." He is one of the best-regarded lecturers at Yale, and his Introduction to Psychology class was one of the first, and most popular, of forty selected by Yale to be made available worldwide as part of an open access web-based program. He lives in New Haven with his wife and two sons.
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Self-compassion is an inside job. I’ve learned that if I am gentle with myself, the world becomes a gentler place. I invite you to experience it too.
“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” ~Jack Kornfield
I never wanted to see a therapist. I imagined settling onto the storied couch and seeing dollar signs appear in concerned eyes as I listed the family history of mental illness, addiction, and abuse. I feared I’d be labeled before I’d ever been heard.
But after experiencing the emotional shock of witnessing a murder, I knew I needed a space to grieve. So I gathered all of my courage and laid myself bare to a very nice woman who had Don Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements on her coffee table. I trusted her.
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David Pizarro: Like the others, I'd really like to thank John and the Edge Foundation for bringing us out. I really feel like a kid in a candy store here, to be able to speak with everybody here on a topic that I actually thought was the nail in the coffin of my graduate career. But thanks to kind people, including Paul and John (Laughs), it has not been the nail yet. (Laughs)