The Uniqueness of Humans

Via Benjamin Riggs
on Jun 29, 2011
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“If a rat is a good model for your emotional life, you’re in big trouble.” ~ Robert Sapolsky

In this amazing talk Robert Sapolsky skillfully illustrates the amazing potential of human beings. He is as charismatic and funny as he is intelligent. Sapolsky is also featured in the National Geographic documentary “Stress: A Portrait of a Killer.” You can find an excerpt from this film below the featured video. His work has led to amazing insights, not only into the precipitating dynamics and disastrous consequences of a stressful life, but also into the organic self-existing dynamics of a fulfilling and sustainable life-style.

In the featured video below, Sapolsky speaks “about the uniqueness of humans in relation to the rest of the animal world…” He covers such topics as: “aggression, theory of mind, the golden rule and pleasure.”

Enjoy the video.

The Uniqueness of Humans.

(fast forward to 4:55 to skip intro)

Dr Robert Sapolsky in “Stress: Portrait of a Killer.”

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About Benjamin Riggs

Ben Riggs is the author of Finding God in the Body: A Spiritual Path for the Modern West. He is also the director of the Refuge Meditation Group in Shreveport, LA and a teacher at Explore Yoga. Ben writes extensively about Buddhist and Christian spirituality on Elephant Journal, and his blog. Click here to listen to the Finding God in the Body Podcast. To keep up with all of his work follow him on Facebook or Twitter.


One Response to “The Uniqueness of Humans”

  1. Amelia says:

    this post made my day. thanks!