Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World

Author: Matthieu Ricard
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Language: English
Pages: 850
ISBN: 9780316208239
Genre: Self Help
Format: Paperback

Matthieu Ricard, author of the international bestseller ‘Happiness’ and a prominent speaker on the world stage, makes the passionate case for altruism - genuine concern for the well-being of others.

Presenting a vision based on decades of firsthand experience and insight, and on extensive scientific studies, Ricard reveals how altruism is the vital concept that can answer the main challenges of our time: economic inequality, life satisfaction, and environmental sustainability. Altruism could be the guiding principle leading us all to live better, and the good news is that it’s a dimension of our nature that everyone possesses the capacity to hone. Offering readers practical and inspiring ways to develop their potential for compassion, Ricard reveals just how essential it is for personal, social, educational, economic, and political change. There’s an altruism revolution under way, and it just may be the saving grace of the twenty-first century.