viva la altrusitic revolution

Matthieu Ricard talks about how to foster an altruistic motivation rather than a selfish one and then apply that to global issues including economics and the environment.

What is altruism? Put simply, it’s the wish that other people may be happy. And, says Matthieu Ricard, a happiness researcher and a Buddhist monk, altruism is also a great lens for making decisions, both for the short and long term, in work and in life.

Source: this video was filmed October 2014 at TEDGlobal 2014 and is presented on the TED Talks website.

Written by Melinda J. Irvine

Melinda J. Irvine is a freelance writer, poet, and blogger — writing slick sales copy for clients from all over the world. And blogging poetry. In her spare time, Mel is busy building (and writing) a free online learning centre for the marginalised kids of Estancia, Philippines.

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