Wiki / Freundlichkeit
|See also: ► Video interview and dialog with James H. Fowler, Ph.D. (*1970) US American social scientist specializing in social networks, cooperation, political participation, and genopolitics, professor of medical genetics, professor of political science, University of California, San Diego, Research of happiness, obesity, drinking based on the Framingham Heart Study data, sponsored by UC San Diego Faculty Club, video series Conversations with Tom, hosts Tom Munnecke and Heather Wood, videographed by Robert Foxworth, 52:59 minutes duration, recorded 6. January 2009|
Neun Tugenden des Geistes im 9. Buch des Neuen Testaments
Building a Culture of Empathy and Compassion Obama Empathy Speech Index
Plato (427-347 BC) Ancient Greek pre-Christian philosopher and Philo (20 BC-41 AD) [Philo of Alexandria, "Philon", Philo the Jew] Egyptian Hellenistic Jewish Biblical philosopher, member of the Therapeutae sect
Urge to kill
Kindness enhancing effect of drugs
Under a psychologist's care in 1984 to treat PTSD stemming from an abusive relationship, at age 52
Random acts of kindness
Negative statements – purporting self-interest and low values
Confucius describes rén (spoken jen) as humanity expressed in cardinal moral values. Rén means complete virtue.
Jen is the central idea in the teachings of Confucius, and refers to a complex mixture of kindness, humanity, and respect that transpires between people. A person of Jen brings the good things of others to completion and does not bring the bad things of others to completion. Jen is felt in that deeply satisfying moment when you bring out the goodness in others. Dacher Keltner, Ph.D.
| Sources featuring Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., US American professor of psychology, University of California, Berkeley, altruism researcher, director of the Greater Good Science Center, author |
► Born to Be Good. The Science of a Meaningful Life, W.W. Norton & Co., 12. January 2009
► Born to Be Good, presented by the US American newspaper The New York Times, S. 1 of 6, 18. January 2009
| Reference: ► Essay by Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., US American professor of psychology, University of California, Berkeley, altruism researcher, |
director of the Greater Good Science Center, author, Jen Science, presented by the Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley, undated
|See also: ► Confucius and ► virtue and ► Respect and ► Dignity and ► Compassion and ► Gratitude and ► Joy and ► Soul|
Why Wine Is Forbidden
When the Prophet's ray of intelligence
struck the dim-witted man he was with,
the man got very happy, and talkative.
Soon he began unmannerly raving.
This is the problem with a selflessness
that comes quickly, as with wine.
If the wine drinker
has a deep gentleness in him,
he will show that, when drunk.
But if he has hidden anger and arrogance,
and since most people do,
wine is forbidden to everyone.
| Source: ► Jalal ad-Din Muḥammad Rumi (1207-1273) |
Persian Muslim Sufi mystic, jurist, theologian, poet
Evidence shows that social networks propagate happiness in a contagious fashion, 7% to 9% more powerfully than unhappiness; the spread of loneliness, empathy research, centralized "smart center" networks vs. smart edges, group selection, the work of happiness and elevation by Jonathan Haidt, Ph.D., ways to construct networks of uplift.
featuring Greater Good Science Center / Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., US American professor of psychology, University of California, Berkeley, director of the Greater Good Science Center, researcher of human emotion turning the Hobbesian view of human nature ["Life is nasty, brutish, and short."], author / cohosts
2 Revisiting John Todd (1950-2007): "Rothschilds Rule with Druid Witches", 7. August 2013: Philippe de Rothschild (1902-1988) gave the plan to his mistress Ayn Rand for her novel Atlas Shrugged.
"[Ayn Rand's] writings are intellectually shallow econo-porn, part Krafft-Ebing and part Horatio Alger, possessing neither coherence nor philosophical depth. Rand’s heroes [sociopath Ragnar, rapist Francisco, rough-trade cruiser Rearden] aren’t just rapists, woman-beaters and thieves. They’re also terrorists who freely blow up or burn properties for ideological reasons." Article What Happened When Some Libertarians Went Off to Build Ayn Rand's Vision of Paradise, presented by AlterNet, Richard Eskow, 11. September 2014 ⇑