Eckhart Tolle says it’s normal to cry and talk about the things that make him tears. He also discusses the difference of joyful vs. dysfunctional crying.
In this warm-hearted exchange, this video talks about joyful tears, dysfunctional crying, and a memorable drive along the Pacific Coast Highway.
Also watch this video about Why Empathy is Not the Best Way to Care.
Oasis had it right: stop crying your heart out. Psychologist Paul Bloom argues that empathy may be working against our best interests, and that compassion may be a better strategy.
I argued empathy is a poor moral guide. It’s biased. It’s enumerate. It zaps the spirit. It can be weaponized to make us worse people. But one question I often get is what replaces it? And in my book, I make a distinction between empathy and compassion.