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The War for KindnessIn this masterpiece Jamil Zaki weaves together the very latest science with stories that will stay in your heart forever Angela Duckworth author of GritEmpathy is in short supply We struggle to understand people who aren't like us but find it easy to hate them Studies show that we are less caring than we were even thirty years ago In Barack The War Kindle Obama said that the United States was suffering from an empathy deficit Since then things seem to have only gotten worseIt doesn't have to be this way In this groundbreaking book Jamil Zaki shares cutting edge research including experiments from his own lab showing that empathy is not a f Every grade in K 12 should offer a class in Kindness Zaki teaches such as class at Stamford More than ever our world our country our communities our schools our families ourselves need to learn the skills that support empathy kindness compassion Our wellness depends on it

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Ixed trait something we're born with or not but rather a skill that can be strengthened through effort He also tells the stories of people who embody this new perspective fighting for kindness in the most difficult of circumstances We meet a former neo Nazi who is now helping to extract people from hate groups ex prisoners discussing novels with the judge who sentenced them Washington police officers changing their culture to decrease violence among their ranks and NICU nurses fine tuning their empathy so that they don't succumb to burnoutWritten with clarity and passion The War for Kindness is an inspiring call to action The future may depe The future of empathy looks bleakAuthor Jamil Zaki travels an engaging but expected path in The War for Kindness investigating empathy — a complex term he defines as sharing thinking about and caring about the feelings of others Zaki describes the evolutionary role of empathy increasing collaboration and therefore improving survival odds the alarming lack of empathy in our current society which begs the uestion is lack of broad based empathy simply the human condition and shows how it can be learned as a skill and manipulated in the lab — this last bit to underscore how in theory we could increase empathy to reduce strife Along the way Zaki also tells some truly engaging stories that bring empathy to life such as how a former racist moved past his own hatred and a particularly gut wrenching section set in a neonatal emergency unit He is a talented and especially sensitive writer but I was disappointed by the conclusion The final chapter which feels light and unmoored from the rest almost slapped on suggests we owe it to future generations to be empathetic now It was a very unsatisfying conclusion Like religion that reuires some sense of an external greater good to use as a backstop Who determines the greater good How can we ever know what fictional future generations will think of our actions A corporate raider may feel perfectly justified in greedily widening the wealth gap because their sense of empathy assures them future generations will thank them for preserving capitalism all the while stepping over homeless people Empathy is an imperfect tool that allows humans to do horrific things to each other — it is tribal empathy that allows so many to brutalize and kill those in other tribes We need a framework that allows us to be empathic in the moment not another weirdly forward looking faith based system that dangles the promise of a utopian future state to guide our actionsI liked the book and recommend it but the author — and readers — should think long and hard about a conclusion that feels misguided and perhaps even dangerous If empathy can be so easily dialed up or down and can be used to justify some of our darkest actions we should be focused on expanding the boundaries of those whose feelings we care about not in the futureI would have given the book another star if not for the misguided final chapter that undermined — for me — a very engaging read

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Mobi Ì The War for Kindness ´ 272 pages Download Ô Jamil zaki Ý [PDF / Epub] ☆ The War for Kindness By Jamil Zaki – In this masterpiece Jamil Zaki weaves together the very latest science with stories that will stay in your heart forever Angela Duckworth author of GritENd on whether we accept the challengePraise for The War for KindnessA wide ranging practical guide to making the world better NPRRelating anecdotes and test cases from his fellow researchers news events and the imaginary world of literature and entertainment Zaki makes a vital case for 'fighting for kindness' If he's right and after reading The War for Kindness you'll probably think so Zaki's work is right on time San Francisco ChronicleIn this landmark book Jamil Zaki gives us a revolutionary perspective on empathy Empathy can be developed and when it is people relationships organizations and cultures are changed Carol Dweck author of Minds “Ignoring outsiders’ emotions makes it easier to oppress them”“Fiction is empathy’s gateway drug It helps us feel for others when real world caring is too difficult complicated or painful”“Many of the students had been called “bad guys” for most of their life and had scarcely been given a chance to be anything else Fiction revealed that underneath every crime is a person flawed but still deserving dignity”“Few are at greater risk of overdosing on empathy than “caring professionals” physicians social workers therapists teachers and others who work with people in needThey are humanity’s first responders called to their work by a deep concern for others To run from pain would betray their core values But in empathy’s trenches those values can uickly turn into occupational hazards”“In our polarized era norms weigh even heavily against carePundits council that the other side is an existential threat Compromising with —or even listening to— outsiders is a form of treason” “Sometimes compromise is best served not by building empathy for outsiders but by reducing empathy for insiderspolice may need to treat their colleagues with skepticism acknowledging wrong doing even when it involves people they admire”“Adolescents confronts to each other than any other age group and if other students don’t care—or worse think kindness is for dorks—working on it becomes suicidal” “When we fail to understand each other it’s often because we falsely assume our own knowledge or priorities will map onto someone else’s”