RSA Animate – The Power of Outrospection

Introspection is out, and outrospection is in. Philosopher and author Roman Krznaric explains how we can help drive social change by stepping outside ourselv…

23 Responses to “RSA Animate – The Power of Outrospection”

  1. TheFractalFreak  on April 10th, 2013

    interesting comment could you elaborate on your work in a sweat shop?


  2. TheFractalFreak  on April 10th, 2013

    Yes yes how awful it is that people are beginning to empathise with one another and share cultures around the planet and are no longer in tribes and factions warring with one another over their imagined deities. I agree it is sad that we have lost many beautiful cultures but this sense of nostalgia should then be extended to the trillions of animals that we have eradicated and all the behaviours we have missed out on. I’m sad that someone so un-empathic such as yourself has BOTH top comments.


  3. TheFractalFreak  on April 10th, 2013

    if you honestly believe that then you clearly have no idea of the influence that the internet has had on people. the variety of ideas present can vary enormously from room to room now, I could if so desired learn exactly how my city operates if I simply had the incentive to do so, i seriously doubt i would have that ability in Paris in the 30′s.Hell i could learn french, go to Paris and blend in if i so wished isn’t that more incredible than having isolated communities?


  4. idanarod  on April 10th, 2013

    I agree with you, stepping out of yourself, your ideas and ideals, your comfort zone and truly making an effort to understand other points of view is what this world needs and your illustrations are great, however using El Che as an icon that represents a new kind of revolution is just wrong, he represents precisely the opposite, the old revolution, fanatic, arrogant and oppressive. You should check that out.


  5. blindidi0t91  on April 10th, 2013

    this is a bit incorrect if you consider that celebrities were very much in vogue in the time of orwell… the people have always needed their opiates. there have always been massive amounts of undifferentiated and uninspired opinions, but history picks out the best opinions, and doesn’t show the majority of them, which were duds.


  6. sowhat4theword  on April 10th, 2013

    I honestly don’t know what you are talking about, you aren’t taking the internet into the equation…for many(including me) the anonymity of the internet gives me a no holds bar into how I really feel, I don’t censor my thoughts I openly say them out loud because I have no consequences so it gives a very real view into my life as an person and how I treat other human beings, my biases are called out and I can learn something no one would say to me openly it gives more freedom of empathy not less


  7. 649684361  on April 10th, 2013

    Many have been marginalized by misinformed empathetic people trying to do good but achieving the opposite. I’ve lived in Vietnam and worked in a “sweat shop”. The work wasn’t hard and life was balanced between work and pleasure. Now living as a wage slave in Canada with meager means, stressed about survival due to economic oppression, I’d choose to go back. I machine aerospace components but have no life and time for family. Elitists should keep their mouths shut about things they don’t know.


  8. Thibault Willemin  on April 10th, 2013

    Nice video, HOWEVER the whole thing is stolen from “Influence” written by Cialdini..


  9. DAngelo136  on April 10th, 2013

    Adam Smith wrote about the same things in the “Theory Of Moral Sentiments” in 1759 predating “The Wealth Of Nations” in 1776. So we come around full circle after all.


  10. mariam elquessny  on April 10th, 2013

    that’s why we do what we do



  11. John Hudert  on April 10th, 2013

    hmmm, Ted, I think you need to get out and meet more people…
    …maybe tramp around a little on the streets…


  12. Kieran Sheedy  on April 10th, 2013

    Excellent video, good points made with an entertaining and relevant accompaniment. However, the idea of empathy is confused with compassion which is only one aspect of empathy. Understanding that empathy also drives cruelty is useful to understand how it can be used for good. If you are interested have a look at Prezi site “Empathy Love it of Loath it”


  13. TedSilar  on April 10th, 2013

    Btw. I looked at your cartoon, didn’t I? It’s good. You’re talented. Keep up the good work. Continue to pitch empathy. One word answers to the world’s problems may be problematic, but so what.?The cartoons are what matter. They are the real thang. They do things other than what they think they are doing. So congratulations on your art and don’t you ever change.


  14. TedSilar  on April 10th, 2013

    Also, like most people today, you should be inspired by the new knowledge and unconventional ways of thinking I am introducing you to. Instead–and here’s the kicker–just like absolutely everybody else–you just argue with me.


  15. TedSilar  on April 10th, 2013

    Try this for instance. It involves actual knowledge. In mountainous regions, especially the Caucasus, each little valley has its own unrelated language and culture. As empires, and then roads, and then communications come in, one language/culture after another dies. Everyone becomes the same.In 1920, say, the Caucasuses of the world were more numerous. Now they are not. All people, all, know the same commercials. Have the same mannerisms. The same tshirts. Slight differences seem immense now.


  16. TedSilar  on April 10th, 2013

    Everybody except actual thinkers love the “Everything is Equal” gambit. Campbell, i.e., with his “all religions say the same thing.” No they don’t. “The older generation always criticizes the younger.” Yes, but do you really think that Thucydides’ criticism of youthful misuse of language is the same as your pappy’s? Nope. Same words. Totally different context. Different thing. You don’t understand what I am talking about. I quit.


  17. TedSilar  on April 10th, 2013

    This is the trouble with everybody today. All theorizing. No real life. People were different in the past. People are the same now. Individuality has been eradicated by the very things we communicate on. You are an “Everything is Equal” person. Like everyone today. You think then is equal to now. You think one word means the same thing in a different context. You think people are always the same, no matter where you go or what time you’re in. Wrong. Everything is Unequal.


  18. TedSilar  on April 10th, 2013

    Who cares what you read if you don’t understand. Orwell is just an example.

    Look. You are too young to know what a real eccentric is. You never met one.

    TV did NOT all look the same in the 50s. It all looks the same now. You mistake cars blowing up and people pretending to have sex for difference.

    Both of your arguments are specious, abstract red herrings. You have never actually met a real actual 1920s eccentric. I have. They were much more different than anyone now. Period.


  19. anablepophobia  on April 10th, 2013

    I have read “Down and Out” and you know very little about my life experience. You mistake the masses for the entirety. Try looking harder.

    Ex: In the 50s all television looked the same. Now anyone with an idea can put something up on Youtube.


  20. TedSilar  on April 10th, 2013

    You didn’t read “Down and Out” & you’re not old enough to know the difference between poor people then and poor people now. Individuality has been extinguished. You can’t tell because you live inside the box. You think tiny differentiations are big.

    Ex: In the 50s, US cars all looked very different. Modern cars-all the same. But a dealer screamed at me, “No, they don’t!” Because, as a dealer, she thinks tiny differences big. And she is too young to recall the 50s. She is wrong. You, too.


  21. dancjtheone  on April 10th, 2013

    is to bad if you think i’m close minded, actually i agree with your view over this black and white paradigm, i’m not saying that there is only this or that, and i be careful when you judge people by some comments, cheers!


  22. anablepophobia  on April 10th, 2013

    I couldn’t disagree with you more. You don’t think Orwell could just as easily have said there was no point in going down and out because all you’ll find are poor people you can’t tell apart, who have no education on the world, who talk about nothing but the church? If you can’t find interesting, eccentric people with a thirst for life and knowledge, then you aren’t looking very hard.


  23. besharaam  on April 10th, 2013

    totally not important but at 1:08 why was obama drawn with a mustache?


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