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Compassionate Society and Empathic Civilization: Utopia or Transformative Idea for Better Future

Miro Jakovljevic

Keywords : Brotherhood in humanity, Compassionate society, Culture of empathy, Dysempathy, Mental health

Citation Information : Jakovljevic M. Compassionate Society and Empathic Civilization: Utopia or Transformative Idea for Better Future. 2022; 1 (2-4):143-148.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11005-0022

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 20-03-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Humankind has been divided for thousands of years into diverse civilizations characterized by different, commonly irreconcilable views on the world and confronting ethical values leading to bloody wars from time to time. A global culture of empathy seems to be a key to the very survival of humankind and life on our planet. Good, creative, and empathic communication is a background of individual and collective mental health. To live healthily and enjoyably in multicultural and multinational environments, it is of the essential need to have empathy skills that allow people to better understand each other, their perspectives, opinions, emotions, and behavior, making life environment more harmonious, creative, and secure. Bosnia and Herzegovina, characterized by the deep crisis of identity associated with a severe epistemic, ethical, and dysempathic crisis, is the right place for applying the Strategic Harmony Model and promoting principles of brotherhood in humanity and empathic civilization. Empathically integrated sciences, arts, and religions in creative dialogues as allies can significantly contribute to the healing of the broken Bosnia and Herzegovina and promote ideas of a compassionate society and empathic civilization.

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