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the way we think about charity is dead wrong

By |2018-10-23T17:17:12+00:00October 9th, 2018|Altruism, Society|

Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend -- not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big [...]

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feel the suffering…

By |2018-10-23T17:19:57+00:00April 24th, 2017|Altruism, Emotions, Empathy, Humanity|

“They say that wisdom comes from suffering. This is not true. Wisdom comes from having unconditional empathy for all mankind. Any man filled with empathy is capable of gaining valuable insights on the human condition through the suffering of others. You do not need to suffer to know suffering, but you need empathy first to [...]

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the inner transformation…

By |2017-05-03T11:17:59+00:00January 10th, 2016|Altruism, Humanity, Wisdom|

In today's world where global issues are so important, many people feel a sense of powerlessness and resignation; a feeling that no individual's efforts can change the way things are. But the Buddhist viewpoint is that the world should be seen from the perspective of the individual, and that the human life contains the entire [...]

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with your own humanity…

By |2018-08-08T10:17:06+00:00January 10th, 2016|Altruism, Life|

Human beings possess the unique capacity to aspire for self-improvement and personal growth. We can conceive of changing the direction of our life, instead of merely following its flow. When people speak of wanting to be a success, they generally mean gaining status and prestige in society. But doing our human revolution is a much [...]

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our connections with others…

By |2018-08-08T00:37:38+00:00March 17th, 2015|Altruism, Humanity|

When we suffer some misfortune, we tend to imagine that no one could possibly be as unhappy or as unfortunate. It’s easy to drown in self-pity and turn a blind eye to everyone and everything else. But dwelling on our own pain or discontent and hopelessness only causes our life force to wane even further. [...]

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restore and revive our humanity…

By |2018-08-08T00:47:28+00:00March 8th, 2015|Altruism, Humanity, Society|

“What we need most is to restore and revive our humanity. We must create a society where people can live with dignity, a society where people can live in peace and happiness. People are tired of games played for power and profit. People are tired of hatred and conflict. They want to live with more [...]

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