January 7 - our first show of 2008! The show is pretty low-key today but addresses an issue of importance during a time of new year's resolutions - compassion. Where does it come from and how does it manifest in society? Today's show is the other bookend to the pre-holiday show about happiness, featuring a ted.com talk by psychologist Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence. His talk looks at the psychological and neurological basis of compassion and how it is linked to socialization - why do we empathize with others in the first place? And what is true compassion?
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