Survival of the Kindest got me thinking even more enthusiastically than I already have been about the possibility of a kindness energetic saving us. The enthusiasm for kindness is bubbling up everywhere, and I bet the whole world would come into a new worldview, where we care about each other as much as we care about ourselves, just by amping that up. Get ad agencies all over the world to make campaigns for it, with the idea that all it would take to get massive results is reminders and encouragement. My prediction is that the warm feelings that simple acts of kindness would evoke would be just the fuel for the paradigm change we so urgently need. Watch a short video I made for a little inspiration about practicing kindness.
More experts are arguing in favour of human compassion, writes Julian Abel. At the same time as Rutger Bregman published Humankind in 2020, Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods published Survival of the Friendliest. Their work as evolutionary anthropologists has shown how friendliness and cooperation have been a driving evolutionary force that meant Homo sapiens predominated over the other many species of hominid.
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