Daniel Goleman talks about the importance of noticing others. He takes us on a journey, starting with how seminary students help a man in need, to the mind of a serial killer, to the feasibility of compassionate consumerism.
“There’s a saying in Information Science: Ultimately, everyone will know everything. The question is, will it make a difference?”
Take the time to swim off of your island. Our connection with others and the mindfulness of where our purchases come from determines whether we are a collection of privileged consumers with the information of the world in our hands, or a grateful nation of responsible human beings, with the information we need in our heads.