Memeing Altruism with Matthieu Ricard
Matthieu Ricard is a buddhist monk, scientist, photographer and author. He recently gave a phenomenal TED Talk on the importance of altruism. Click here to watch the whole talk (or just scroll down to watch the talk at the end of this post). On YouTube, Ricard talks about his upcoming book, Altruism (out in June of 2015). In the following clip, he talks specifically about the concept of altruism as a cultural replicator (or meme), with the capability to proliferate faster than genes ever could. If our global community focuses collectively on meditation and loving kindness, we can transform as individuals with an impact on society and together we can mindfully craft a better, thriving home for future generations. Altruism, in so many ways, is essential for us to survive.
Ever thought about kindness as a cultural replicator and meme? Perhaps it’s time we start. Watch the video:
and this is the definition of a meme: