The latter half of the 20th century was informed by the notion of self-help.  By the idea that the answers to a good life were to be found through introspection.  Which turned out not to be the case for the most part.  I believe that it is an integral part of creating a good life, but it is only the first step.  Philosopher Roman Krznaric talks about the next step which is Outrospection or Empathy.  Empathy that doesn’t just generate feelings which we then push aside in order to get on with our day, but empathy that spurs us to action.  Because what is the point of being spiritual, being enlightened, of having wisdom, if you don’t do anything with it?

The Power of Outrospection