The power of outrospection

10 minutes

Is the introspection of self-help and therapy hurting our ability to empathise?

Over the past century, self-help and therapy culture have emphasised constantly looking inward as a means of self-discovery and self-improvement. But are we really any better off for it? The UK-based author and philosopher Roman Krznaric believes that, for humanity to have a more empathetic, moral, creative and progressive 21st century, we must step outside of our own experiences to see how other people live.

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Producer: Abi Stephenson

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