Friday, 23 July 2010

The Empathic Civilization

I don't know what I like best about this arrresting vid from 'bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet' Jeremy Rifkin. It's either the awesome scrawled illustrations or the powerful message about humanity which is so well articulated.
The central idea that we all 'suffer' from empathetic distress goes a long to explaining why I stopped watching 'Casualty' when I peeped the episode where the squash player stabs himself through the throat with his own racket (shuddering stuff). According to Rifkin, I felt like vomming because "we are soft wired to experience another's plight as if we are experiencing it ourselves."

Via Slaney Wright


  1. Superb. Such a quick drawer!

  2. This is brilliant - he is the most articulate hippy I've ever heard