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.