Love, Caring, and Empathy are Central to Solving World’s Problems

September 19, 2019
In her timely article in Thrive Global, Riane Eisler, author and founder of the Center for Partnership Studies, takes a hands-on approach to how love can help us address major global issues. “Findings from both social and biological science indicate that love may be the key to helping us solve some of the world’s most pressing problems”.

Eisler: “This human capacity to care – which neuroscience shows is integral to our species – is central to creating the type of social system that will help us find creative solutions to pressing issues such as: How can we preserve our life-supporting natural environment? How can we close the widening gap between haves and have-nots, effectively address poverty, and end destructive financial practices?”

The human capacity to care – which neuroscience shows is integral to our species – is central to creating the type of social system that will help us find creative solutions to pressing world issues

Love, caring, and empathy are vital foundations for partnership social systems. The article outlines six steps we can take to shift away from cultural narratives that perpetuate systems of domination and nurture conditions and practices that enable love to thrive.

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Read the new book Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future, by Riane Eisler and Douglas P. Fry, available at Oxford University Press (use the code ASPROMP8 to receive a 30% discount).

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