The Invisible Hand: Empathy (VIDEO)

Via Lynn Hasselberger
on Sep 27, 2010
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Let’s rethink human nature.

A fascinating TEDtalks video: Bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways it has shaped human development and society.

~ by RSA Animate

Photo: The Foundation On Economic Trends

Big thanks to for tweeting about this today!


About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger is co-founder of GDGD Radio; The Green Divas Managing Editor; and Producer of The Green Divas Radio Show. She's also a mom, writer and award-winning cat-herder who lives in Chicagoland. Sunrises, running, yoga, lead-free chocolate and comedy are just a few of her fave things. In her rare moments of spare time, she blogs at and A treehugger and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr @GreenDivaLynn & @myEARTH360), instagram and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.


3 Responses to “The Invisible Hand: Empathy (VIDEO)”

  1. To me, watching/listening to this video was like mind yoga. Glad you liked it, Allie 🙂

  2. Great video, but not a very new idea!

    …the wise
    are free of attachments, and act
    for the well-being of the whole world. (Bhagavad Gita 3.25)

    Mature in yoga, impartial
    everywhere that he looks,
    he sees himself in all beings
    and all beings in himself. (BG 6.29)

    When he sees all beings as equal
    in suffering or in joy
    because they are like himself,
    that man has grown perfect in yoga. (BG 6.32)

    Bob W.
    Gita in a Nutshell

  3. Thanks Bob. Love that! Need more people like you in the world who recognize and practice these ideas. Cheers! ~Lynn