An empowering guide to creating a kinder, more loving world.
The modern world is richer, safer and more connected than ever. But it is also a far less loving world than we need or want: impatience, self-righteousness, moralism and viciousness run rampant, while forgiveness, tolerance and empathy seem in short supply.
This book reminds us how much humans long for, and depend on, love. Far from a romantic or idealized fantasy, love is a powerful and dignified force that can save us from cruelty, defend us against chaos, and usher in hope and courage. We all crave forgiveness and fair treatment. In a world full of technical advances, corporate greed, and automation, this book argues that the true goal of civilization should be extending patience and kindness to everyone we meet.
With the right encouragement, all of us are capable of immense kindness. But without it, we can also quickly descend into something far darker. This inspiring book reminds us of our better natures and mobilizes us to fight for a kinder, more loving world.
• A FOCUS ON HUMANITY AT LARGE and our friends, family, and even colleagues.
• EXPLORES ATTITUDES towards failure and forgiveness within society.
• REMINDS US OF THE GLOBAL NEED for love and kindness.
• CHAPTERS INCLUDE A Loveless World, Attitudes that Foster Love, Attitudes that Hinder Love, and Towards a More Loving World.
"A More Loving World reminds us how much humankind longs for and depends on love ... A charming and empowering read." - Lily Pagano, Reaction
"This is one of those reads that I will always look back to ... when feeling love is at its rock bottom." - NetGalley review
"[A] brief, insightful book on the nature of love and our central role in creating a more loving world. As a person who values compassion (and self-compassion), this book provided an opportunity for validation that true love matters. I am grateful to see a focus on a more universal and unconditional love. It's not easy, but when we learn to love more authentically, we make it possible for others to do the same (and we change the world in the end.)" - NetGalley review
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