Author(s): Roman Krznaric
Influential popular philosopher Roman Krznaric argues our brains are wired for social connection: empathy is at the heart of who we are. It's an essential, transforming quality we must develop for the 21st Century.
Through encounters with actors, activists, groundbreaking designers, undercover journalists, nurses, bankers and neuroscientists, Krznaric defines a new breed of adventurer. He sets out the six life-enhancing habits of highly empathic people, whose skills enable them to connect with others in extraordinary ways.
Empathy has the power to transform relationships, from the personal to the political. Krznaric contends that, as we move on from an age of introspection, empathy will be key to fundamental social change - making this book a manifesto for revolution.
A practical, philosophical guide to living with empathy by one of the UK's leading thinkers
Roman Krznaric is a cultural thinker and founding faculty member of The School of Life. He is the author of The Wonderbox: Curious Histories of How to Live (Profile Books, January 2012) and How to Find Fulfilling Work (Pan Macmillan/The School of Life, May 2012). Brought up in Sydney and Hong Kong, he studied at the universities of Oxford, London and Essex, and has taught in Cambridge and London. Today he lives in Oxford.