Why is empathy and compassion so important when building a social purpose culture? In this episode of the Move Minds Podcast learn how vital empathy and compassion are when creating social and cultural change.

What is Empathy and Compassion?

  • Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
  • Compassion is the genuine concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.

Facts We Discussed

  1. Helping others brings the same pleasure we get from the gratification of personal desires.
  2. It’s important to deeply understand other people’s issues.
  3. We can teach compassion and empathy by leading by example.
  4. Empathy fuels connection with others.
  5. Vulnerability is a strength not a weakness.

The videos mentioned in the podcast:

The Six Habits of Highly Empathetic People

Here are the cliff notes from the video.

  1. Cultivate curiosity about strangers
  2. Challenge prejudices and find what binds us.
  3. Try to place yourself in someone elses life.
  4. Practice the art of conversation.
  5. Inspire mass action and influence.
  6. Expand your scope of empathy.

Roman Krznaric’s book: Empathy: Why it Matters, And How to Get It

The Power of Empathy