"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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    Please Be Kind

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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