“Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large.
But when we focus on others, our world expands.
Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection – or compassionate action.”
~ Daniel Goleman from Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships
This is big.
For our society and the world.
For every adolescent about to reach adulthood.
For every man and woman asking “What’s in it for me?”
There cannot be peace in the world as long as we remain self absorbed and competing against one another.
The answer lies within each and every one of us.
Now is the time to feed into the greater good of humanity and connect with empathy to our fellow human beings.
You can start now by focusing on understanding others and expanding your world. Be curious rather than judge those who don’t fit in to your way of thinking. Embrace a new perspective.
We are all imperfect.
We all have beliefs, values and feelings. We all have needs and want to be loved, belong and be happy.
We cannot focus on our own happiness, without being concerned about the happiness of others.
After all, everything is connected.