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We Are Wired to Be Kind: How Evolution Gave Us Empathy, Compassion & Gratitude

We Are Wired to Be Kind: How Evolution Gave Us Empathy, Compassion & Gratitude | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Empathy, compassion and gratitude — these traits don’t usually spring to mind when you think about Darwinism and natural selection.

 

No, your mind more immediately drifts toward anti-social characteristics like competition, survival of the fittest, and selfishness (as in the “selfish gene”)

 

 But above, on the first day of 2015, UC Berkeley psychologist Dacher Keltner reminds us that evolution can bring out the best in us, and Darwin recognized that. As Darwin wrote in The Descent of Man, the strengthening of our capacity for “sympathy” played a central role in human evolution:


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Compassion Is...

Compassion Is... | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
What it means to be compassionate and why we should try to be it

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not just "everyone else" but "us" as well. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 14, 2014 7:54 PM

Compassion is hard work and complements passion. Without the two, teaching becomes technique and is about inputs and outputs. With them integrated, teaching is relational and moves beyond inputs and outputs.