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Empathy : Why It Matters, and How to Get It (Paperback) (Roman Krznaric)
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Discover the Six Habits of Highly Empathic PeoplePopular speaker and co-founder of The School of Life, Roman Krznaric has traveled the world researching and lecturing on the subject of empathy. In this lively, engaging book, he argues that our brains are wired for social connection. Empathy, not apathy or self-centeredness, is at the heart of who we are. Despite a focus on introspection, it’s the opposite what he calls outrospection” that we must develop in order to thrive in the twenty-first century. By looking outward and attempting to identify with the experiences of others, Krznaric argues that we can become not only a more equal society, but also a happier and more creative one.Through encounters with groundbreaking actors, activists, designers, nurses, bankers and neuroscientists, Krznaric defines a new breed of adventurer. He sets out the six life-enhancing habits of highly empathic people, whose skills enable them to connect with others in extraordinary ways making themselves, and the world, truly happier.