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How to Immediately Improve Your Life (Hint: It Starts With Improving the Lives of Others)

How to Immediately Improve Your Life (Hint: It Starts With Improving the Lives of Others) | Empathy, Happiness, Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Last week a few HuffPost editors and I were treated to a visit by Bill Drayton and Mary Gordon. Bill Drayton is the founder of Ashoka and a longtime champion of social entrepreneurship, a term that he coined and that has now spread across the world.
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Disarming with Empathy: Jo Berry at TEDxExeter

Jo Berry has worked for over 10 years to resolve conflict around the world. Sixteen years after her father was killed by an IRA bomb, Jo first met with the man responsible, Pat Magee. Her preparedness to try to understand him opened a path to empathy that continues to develop. Their unusual relationship has been told in the BBC documentary "Facing the Enemy", was featured in the film "Soldiers of Peace", and inspired "The Bomb", a play by Kevin Dyer.

 

The founder of Building Bridges for Peace, Jo advocates that empathy is the biggest weapon we have to end conflict. She has spoken over 100 times with Pat Magee and works regularly in the UK and in areas of conflict including Lebanon and Rwanda.


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Empathy as the starting point for innovation

Empathy as the starting point for innovation | Empathy, Happiness, Wellbeing | Scoop.it
One of the core principles of design thinking is its focus on human values at every stage of the process. And empathy for the people for whom you're designing is fundamental to this process. A few ...
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SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR SPOTLIGHT: Mary Gordon & The Yellow Brick Road to Empathy

“There is a difference between having empathic concern and doing something about it. You can be a couch potato empathic person or you can take action. We’re very proud of the half of a million or more children in [our] empathy [programs] because no one tells them what to do or what action to take or what they should be thinking or feeling or doing. They are the ones that take the action themselves.”

-Mary Gordon



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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, June 25, 2013 11:17 AM

When we have cultivated empathy, we are better able to understand different perspectives, we become a more connected and integrated in community, and we're more likely to act as a changemaker. Therefore, empathy is the foundational skill in changemaking. Check out this TED talk from Ashoka UK Fellow of the Month, Mary Gordon, who is leading an innvoative  movement developing empathy in thousands of children in classrooms around the world.