"I don't think compassion is an option for us. It's essential for the survival of our species" — Karen Armstrong iStockphoto hide caption

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Just A Little Nicer

Compassion is a universal virtue, but is it innate or taught? Have we lost touch with it? Can we be better at it? In this hour, TED speakers explore compassion: its roots, its meaning and its future.

Please Be Kind Django Reinhardt 0:59

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Miniature 6 Matthew Robert Cooper 0:08

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Denmark Portland Cello Project 0:07

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Losing My Religion Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star 0:59

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Little Things Swimming Under A Microscope Lullatone 0:04

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Be Nicer To Me Can You Imagine? 0:18

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