Here are some great resources to follow up from my early entry in regards to the revolution of compassion.
This article highlights the genetic factors of human beings and how altruism is actually a part of our DNA.
“Do you fork over your hard-earned money to homeless people on the sidewalk, despite the objections of friends and family members? What about when you hear a sob story on TV from a charity halfway across the world?
If you answered yes to these questions, the reason may lie in your genes. According to a recent study, a slight variation in a particular gene is associated with altruistic behavior. ”
The link below provides a basic summary of six different studies that are being conducted to show the neurological links behind compassion.
CCARE’s executive committee has initiated six major research projects on compassion and altruism. These include:
- two “basis science research” experiments aimed at understanding the neural underpinnings of, and the brain mechanisms that are associated with, the experience of compassion and other associated mental states
- two projects that relate more to understanding the efficacy of deliberate compassion training and its effects in specific areas—including empathy, prosocial behavior, overcoming prejudices, and generating a deeper sense of connection with others
- a project that examines how people’s perceptions of compassion and heroism converge
- an experiment that uses a revolutionary technology to probe the neural circuitry believed to be associated with compassion
This is the trailer to a revolutionary movie that really sparks the philosophical debate for the necessity of compassion and kindness among all creatures of our planet including people.
A onetime actor/comedian and the youngest writer to work for comedy legend Bob Hope, Tom Shadyac’s writing/directing career was launched in 1994 with the Jim Carrey smash hit Ace Ventura
In his latest project, a documentary entitled I AM, Shadyac asks some of today’s most profound thinkers, two questions – What’s wrong with our world, and what can we do about it?