Empathy In Pink's A Whole New Mind

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Pink has presented sharp scientific evidence in his book “A Whole New Mind” that comes as common knowledge to the majority of us in our society. He also stressed the several capabilities of right-brain thinking such as creativity, artistry, empathy, and overall big picture viewpoints. Therefore, he claims that our new era requires a right-brain thinking which included essential senses as story, symphony, empathy to prepare for, and be successful in the future. New ideas were presented in a new way of thinking that believes right brainers will rule the future. Pink points out the roles of the two hemispheres of our brains: the left hemisphere is logical, sequential, mathematical, etc., and the right hemisphere is intuition, creative, artistic,…show more content…
In “A Whole New Mind”, Pink describes empathy as one of the six fundamentally human abilities that is essential for professional success and personal fulfillment. Knowing how to master empathy correctly, we will be able to manage the change of the age of our left-brain dominance. In his book, Pink describes empathy as an “ability to imagine yourself in someone else’s position and to intuit what that person is feeling” (159). Then, he shows us the effect of empathy by his account of sleepiness while picturing him yawning in our head: he makes us feel want to yawn. Pink is successful to point out empathy is an innate ability of every single person, “a natural inclination for the next essential aptitude” (159). The problem here is even though everyone has empathy. It is hard to learn how to use it and control it. Empathy enables collaboration, reflection, and the adjustment of our personal behavior. In business, empathy is the key to success. To invent a product, we have to make it catch the eyes and satisfy the souls of customers. Through empathy we can put ourselves in our customer’s position and creative perfectly the remarkable products. Also, “empathy allow us to see the other side of an argument, comfort someone in distress, and bite our lip instead of muttering something snide (Pink 160). Using our heart to intuit what other is feeling, we are using empathy correctly to build and maintain our relationships in this
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