In this episode, Kris and I continue our discussion of empathy. We start off by talking about Spinoza's Ethics, then we cover the ideas of understanding our claws, violence and the sacred, personal sovereignty, response-ability, knowing what day it is, and Peter Singer's tithe.
Kris tells a great story about a group of Muslims and a Buddhist monk in Kuala Lumpur, which leads to a dive into the etymology of "alms."
How do we break the edicts handed down to us from the modern managerial caste? How do we learn to understand people as the complex, contradictory individuals they are?
There must be some kind of way out of here.