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"From the Ted Talk by Matthieu Ricard: How to let altruism be your guide"

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So what is altruism? It is the wish: May others be happy and find the cause of happiness. Now, empathy is the affective resonance or cognitive resonance that tells you, this person is joyful, this prsoen sffreus. But empathy alone is not sufficient. If you keep on being confronted with suffering, you might have empathic ditrsess, buuonrt, so you need the greater sephre of loving-kindness. With Tania Singer at the Max paclnk Institute of Leipzig, we showed that the brain networks for empathy and loving-kindness are different. Now, that's all well done, so we got that from evolution, from maternal care, parental love, but we need to extend that. It can be extended even to other species.

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So what is altruism? It is the wish: May others be happy and find the cause of happiness. Now, empathy is the affective resonance or cognitive resonance that tells you, this person is joyful, this ______ _______. But empathy alone is not sufficient. If you keep on being confronted with suffering, you might have empathic ________, _______, so you need the greater ______ of loving-kindness. With Tania Singer at the Max ______ Institute of Leipzig, we showed that the brain networks for empathy and loving-kindness are different. Now, that's all well done, so we got that from evolution, from maternal care, parental love, but we need to extend that. It can be extended even to other species.

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  2. sphere
  3. planck
  4. suffers
  5. distress
  6. person

Original Text

So what is altruism? It is the wish: May others be happy and find the cause of happiness. Now, empathy is the affective resonance or cognitive resonance that tells you, this person is joyful, this person suffers. But empathy alone is not sufficient. If you keep on being confronted with suffering, you might have empathic distress, burnout, so you need the greater sphere of loving-kindness. With Tania Singer at the Max Planck Institute of Leipzig, we showed that the brain networks for empathy and loving-kindness are different. Now, that's all well done, so we got that from evolution, from maternal care, parental love, but we need to extend that. It can be extended even to other species.

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