Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Empathy: Pass It On

Okay, everyone, thanks to much encouragement and despite a great fear-of-the-unknown, Deb and Barbara have finally joined Twitter!! Check out our sidebar link––and please join us in the Twitterverse (although how in hell we will be able to limit ourselves to just 140 characters is anybody's guess)!


In light of yesterday's post, here's a great video that reminds us just how important empathy is to our evolution. Don't be scared off by its length, it is really fascinating (and, if you've already seen it, definitely worth a second look). Would love to hear how it resonates with you!

35 comments:

  1. The video is very informative !!!
    Already following you on twitter....got a status update on FB from Colin...and I was So HAPPY FOR YOU GALS !!!!! And now well I am officially following you.....I'm goin on a trip tomorrow....IDK how much Il be able to browse on my cell....!!! But I'll try my best...(for a change my comments will be really short for a couple of days. lol) Well and I am going on a trip with my FAMILY....so wish me luck :D

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    1. Oh, Shalaka! Have a safe and happy and WONDERFUL trip!! xoxo

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    2. Thanks sweetie.....!!! I hope this trip goes well....:D charging my cell and mp3 player right now :D

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  2. Yeahhh, u all are,on twitter,how cool I so will follow. I have to say though my twitter name is different from the name I use here.,so if you all see someone that is following you by the name of @filmgrad09 its me. (i named myself that cuz I did drama for 12 years and one year in college hints the 09) so excited for u all, and twitter

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  3. Can anyone tell me how to find deb and Barb on twitter cuz I cant seem to find them

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    1. Hey Lyndsie, Just scroll about halfway down our left-hand sidebar here (in fact I think it should be right beside this comment!) and we have our follow twitter button. Let us know if it works!

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  4. Joined your twitter as I am the twitter for thenextfamily so now you will see me.

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  5. Very interesting, I enjoyed the video it really makes you think. I still haven't made the leap to twitter myself, if I ever do you'll be one of the first I follow.

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  6. I am also on your twitter! :D It's pretty awesome once you get used to it.

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  7. welcome to the twitter world guys . i have also followed you . just to complicate matters i have a male twitter name . Arnold Layne ( i called myself after a Pink Floyd song !) i don;t use twitter very much other then to follow football but i will keep an eye out for you !
    by the way if you ever find that 140 letters are to short to say what ever it is you want Google TwitLonger . you will have to sign in but once you have you can type out a long message and then the first line of it plus a link to the rest will be forwarded to your account . thought it might help :-)

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  8. Got to love the land of twitter

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  9. I also Twitter. Well, I have a Twitter accound, follow a few people and never really tweet myself. Happy to follow you guys! Funny, just a few days before I found the funniest little cartoon about Twitter and posted it on my blog. I'll share the link to the cartoon. I think many of you will relate to it:
    http://www.rhymeswithorange.com/2012/01/january-17-2012/

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  10. I had not seen this video. Very interesting. Makes sense to me.

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  11. That was a pretty awesome video i like to see change whether it be big or small

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  12. I'll watch but I have to get out my translation book to convert all of the s's back to z's
    This may take awhile. ;-) ha...

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  13. We should send this video to Mitt and Newt.. they'd pop blood vessels in their heads and die in reaction to being asked to feel empathy for everyone in the world. Oh, wait. No we can never let them see it because they would pop blood vessels in their heads and die in reaction to being asked to feel empathy for everyone in the world. Oh great, my empathy has saved them. My head hurts from being stuck in a loop. Okay, reset. Teehee, that artist liked drawing penises. *giggles* Little penises. Damn I need to change my allergy meds. Ignore me and go back to your important spreading of knowledge over your followers while I just sit here and try to catch my thumb.
    ;)
    HUGS (and a noodle for Dawn...inside joke)
    Karen
    P.S. What happens if I manage to catch my thumb? I know if you kiss your elbow you'll turn into the opposite sex. I don't wanna do that. I like knowing where stuff is and being able to control the Terminator (tv remote). ha. Loooooopy today. sorry... ;)

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    1. *waves* Hi!!!!

      Got news! I'm finally being discharged from the group therapy program this Thursday! (I might ask for Friday, to be able to say good-bye to a few people.) Got plans for structure, gotta stick with them. Ready set go!

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    2. First of all, DAWN!!!! Wow. That is huge. I am so happy for you! And sweet good luck, my darling!

      Karen, you on the other hand, have ensured that I am both scratching my head and laughing out loud. A good mix. Thanks for that.

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  14. Deb and Barb, I SWORE up and down that I would NEVER get a Twitter...but almost a year later and I'm totally hooked. :]

    Thanks for following me!!!

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  15. I found you gals, so I'm following. My name isn't too much of a mystery. I'll check the video on another computer. There's no tv in that room, so I'll be back in an hour or so.

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  16. okay so I know this has nothing to do with today's topic....but......I am too excited to keep it to myself
    I won 2 tickets to the Daytona 500!!!!!!
    : )

    Ok now back to your regularly scheduled blog.

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  17. Thanks for all your good twitter wishes, pepes. Haven't been around enough to actually use it today... we'll see...

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  18. Oh boy, guys -- SORRY ABOUT THAT (points up): that is me: "Guelph Dance". I didn't realize that I was still signed into my other blog i.d. Oops (shuffles off to bed all embarrassed)

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    1. janey barbara how many blog i.d's have you got :-)

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    2. crikey, Linda, I know, huh? (I'm overseeing a blog for my sister's dance festival. Check it out: Guelph Dance blog.
      http://guelphdance.blogspot.com/ )

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  19. I've had a twitter for ages... :) It's fun, but sometimes difficult to keep track of all the tweets.
    Followed you. My name is: becki2412

    Watched the video, too. Was a little bit difficult to understand everything, because he talked so fast.

    It's a very interesting thought. And it would be great, if we can overcome our inner borders, and accept that we are all humans (no matter if you're black, white, green, male, female, old, young, sick, gay, Christ, Jew, Muslim...blabla).

    But I think it's difficult, because you can't just treat everybody equally. What about the "bad" people? Of course, most of them do deserve a second chance, but terrorists, dictators, persons, who don't care about others, and kill & abuse people coldblooded, cannot be part of a peaceful society.

    Although we are all humans, all part of one world, we're still individuals...

    Maybe, if we stand together, we can try to find solutions, but I guess there'll always be people, who won't fit in.

    I hope you could understand, what I was trying to say...(We should speak one language *lol* would be so much easier! I tried to start learning Esperanto, but gave up, because I was too lazy).

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  20. You make a great point, Becki, about "bad people" and "bad ways". I think what I believe is that the more we absorb the fundamentals of empathy, the more we pass that around the world, the more people might do right instead of wrong. And those who do wrong because they "can't help it", well, I believe they're in the small minority.

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    1. And, wait -- Esperanto??? Good on ya!

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    2. Saluton! Barbara estas mia amikino. :)

      This would be wonderful. I - for myself - can't understand why people would hurt/kill other people on purpose. I could never do that...

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  21. I extended my empathic embrace by following the two of you on Twitter. Thank you for sharing that video. I hadn't seen it and it does resonate with me. We've been talking about this at our house regarding how we're wired or not to react to certain things in certain ways, to hold certain ideologies,etc.

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