Chancelor Bennett, better known as Chance The Rapper, is donating millions of dollars through his SocialWorks charity to shore up Chicago’s public schools.
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Before you reach for that checkbook or give to a charity online, pause to think about what makes a cause good in the first place.
Growing patient demands, paperwork and workplace stress take their toll on health-care providers.
The myth of compassion fatigue suggests that compassion is a finite resource. The reality is that health-care providers are over-worked and need better institutional support.
Why do we lack empathy in certain situations?
Research shows empathy itself does not have any limits. If it appears limited, it is because of people's goals, values and choices.
Seek to truly connect with each other at Thanksgiving.
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After such a difficult political experience, empathy is the key not only to feeling connected, but feeling understood – and understanding others.
The conservative attitude stems from a childlike fear of not being able to change things around them.
Without compassion for others and the courage to do something about it, our community is more likely to be mean-spirited and miserable than happy and generous.
The capacity for compassion is with us from birth, but as a community we have lost sight of the value of treating all others as we wish to be treated ourselves.
A global movement aims to let compassion guide political and community life. This has obvious relevance for a competition-driven nation with a troubling capacity for harsh attitudes and policy.