Field Notes on the Compassionate Life
A Search for the Soul of Kindness
From Library Staff
What makes us understand and empathize with others? How does compassion add to the quality of our lives? I found this study on the roots of compassion from both a social and scientific perspective to be thought-provoking and encouraging.
2005: I was impressed with this study of the genetic roots of compassion and what we can learn from naturally empathetic individuals.
Exploring his subject through the multiple lenses of psychology and biology, pop culture and theology, history and philosophy, Barasch weaves a stirring, unforgettable account of his search to find within himself and others: the ability to live compassionately.