Impulse

Impulse: Why We Do What We Do Without Knowing Why We Do It Author: David Lewis Synopsis ‘We all like to regard ourselves as rational human beings…’ but ‘…our actions are mindless far more often than they are mindful…’ (page xv). This book attributes our mindlessness to impulse, the automatic emotions that influence most our actions. The author says this is… Read More Impulse

Empathy

Empathy: Why it Matters, and How to Get it Author: Roman Krznaric Synopsis Why, in a technologically connected world, are we victims of empathy deficit, and plagued by an epidemic of narcissism (pages xvii-xviii)? Why are we oblivious of the consequences of empathic collapse such as the Holocaust and the Rwandan genocide (page xix)? Why are we hostage to psychopaths, people Simon… Read More Empathy