Author(s): Roman Krznaric
Influential popular philosopher Roman Krznaric argues our brains are wired for social connection: empathy is at the heart of who we are. It's an essential, transforming quality we must develop for the 21st Century. Through encounters with actors, activists, groundbreaking designers, undercover journalists, nurses, bankers and neuroscientists, Krznaric defines a new breed of adventurer. He sets out the six life-enhancing habits of highly empathetic people, whose skills enable them to connect with others in extraordinary ways. Empathy has the power to transform relationships, from the personal to the political. Krznaric contends that, as we move on from an age of introspection, empathy will be key to fundamental social change - making this book a manifesto for revolution.
A practical, philosophical guide to living with empathy by one of our leading thinkers
"One of Britain's leading lifestyle philosophers" Observer "A powerful case for empathy as the key to a better life and better world." -- Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, Royal Society of Arts "Eloquent and inspiring..." -- Mary Ann Hobbs, DJ and broadcaster
Roman Krznaric is a cultural thinker and founding faculty member of The School of Life. His latest books include The Wonderbox: Curious Histories of How to Live and How to Find Fulfilling Work. Brought up in Sydney and Hong Kong, he studied at the universities of Oxford, London and Essex, and has taught at Cambridge and London. Today he lives in Oxford.