The Power of Outrospection
10 min animation on empathy from the acclaimed RSA Animate series. Philosopher and author Roman Krznaric explains how we can help drive social change by stepping outside ourselves.
Krznaric draws on his concept of 'outrospection'. He argues that the 20th was an age of introspection, when we became excessively inward-looking. The 21st century, he says, needs to become the age of outrospection, where we discover who we are and how to live by stepping outside ourselves and discovering the lives of other people. And empathy is the ultimate art form for a new age of outrospection.
The video discusses everything from the psychology of empathy to the role of empathy in peace building in the Middle East, such as the amazing Hello Peace phone line . Also a great cameo from George Orwell (along with Mr Benn).
The animation was done by Andrew Park of Cogntive Media, based on a talk given by Krznaric at the Royal Society of the Arts in London.
Watch it here.
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Like all the RSA Animate series (including talks by Jeremy Rifkin, Dan Pink and others) this is a great example of how the animate format can really give life to the spoken word. Krznaric makes a powerful case for the role of empathy in social and political change, but the animation lifts it to another level.
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I love this resources, does an excellent job of explaining the basics with a few well known and well illustrated examples - Here's my entry into the contest https://www.facebook.com/empathylibrary/posts/876674749011172
When I saw this ten minute animate from the always reliable RSA, I felt hope. Hope in the sense that there are people concerned to put all their scientific knowledge in an area that sometimes feels is set aside in front of economic and social interests as that of empathy. This animate motivated me to start looking for more information about the topic and even use my hobby which is cycle tourism to explore my own empathic potential. All I can say is that there is much more into it than I can imagine, and I am glad that thanks to this video there are more than one million who probably think the same.