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Empathy and Outrospection: a video from RSA

This is an animation (03 Dec 2012) featuring the ideas of philosopher and author Roman Krznaric, in which he explains how we can help drive social change not by the introspection so favoured in the 20th Century, but in the 21st Century by stepping outside ourselves and embracing what he calls Outrospection.

RSA Animate – The Power of Outrospection
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG46IwVfSu8

This is one of a series of animations created for the RSA by Andrew Park and his firm Cognitive Media.

In its own words: “The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) [is] an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Through its ideas, research and 27,000-strong Fellowship it seeks to understand and enhance human capability so we can close the gap between today’s reality and people’s hopes for a better world.”

You can visit its website at http://www.thersa.org/.

Why do we reach 40 and experience midlife crisis?

Founder of MindValley.com, Vishen Lakhiani, suggests that most people today are caught up in achieving what he calls “means goals”, rather than “ends goals”. As a result we are obsessed with day to day concerns, and suddenly reach our forties dissatisfied with where life has brought us.

The 3 Most Important Questions to Ask Yourself
http://youtu.be/f8eU5Pc-y0g

In this video, he reflects on the midlife crisis and offers a practical exercise to help us work out what each individual is really meant to do with his/her life.

(To download the PDF goal setting sheet, go to the YouTube address above.)

You can also sign up for the Finer Minds Newsletter, which gives you “unlimited access to life-changing tools and techniques, transformational personal growth guides and inspirational articles from the hottest authors on the planet” at http://www.finerminds.com/welcome-to-mindvalley.