In an eloquent talk on Swedish Radio Program 1 David Lazar, Rabbi of the Jewish Congregation in Stockholm, suggested that what we need to be striving towards is Beyond Tolerance, not just tolerance. Lazar referred tolerance as the lowest level of respect: “I have my truth,” “you have your truth,” and “we don’t kill each [...]
Research at the Greater Good Science Center at the Institute of Human Development at the University of California, Berkeley, points to the conclusion that we need to practice at feeling compassion so that it becomes a reflex. The research shows further that practicing means becoming increasingly aware of the feelings that stand in the way [...]
How should we tackle tough issues like bullying with our students or children in order to really make an impression? You need more than facts and a light discussion. You have to make the lesson interactive and create a real experience for the students. With creativity, compassion and an articulate story we manage to get [...]
Check out this interesting film in which neuroeconomist, Paul Zak, relates the results of his research on how storytelling affects our minds. —————————————- Se detta intressanta film skapad av “neuroekonom,” Paul Zak, som berättar om hans experiment om hur storytelling kan påverkar våra hjärnor.
What is true tolerance? What do we do when we hear views expressed that we find intolerant? Reject them or ask why the person holds those views? An interesting article in Swedish online magazine LT.se takes a look at the Swedish tendency to be so focused on tolerance that views deemed to be intolerant are rejected without [...]