How Do We Create a More Compassionate World?

New research shows the importance of authenticity in fostering compassion.

Today’s world seems short of compassion. When there are racially motivated murders, violence on the streets between people of different political views, and a culture of social media that promotes divisive messages, it seems clear that compassion for each other is sadly lacking in many instances.

How do we create a more compassionate world?

…it was the presence of authenticity in those who had higher levels of self-compassion that made the difference. Highly authentic individuals who were also more self-compassionate showed the greatest kindness towards other people, were more mindful about others, and were more aware of the suffering of others.

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