Altruism Exists, and We Need to Cultivate it

Author: Sabine Leitner

April 26, 2020

There are two quotes from the book Altruism – the Science and Psychology of Kindness by Matthieu Ricard that sum up what is wrong with our world. “To change what we do because something is going to happen in one hundred years is, I would say, profoundly weird.” This was a comment made by the [...]

Keep calm and get going!

Author: Sabine Leitner

January 26, 2017

What a year 2016 has been. Even more unpredictable than 2015 (who would have predicted the mass migration that saw almost a million migrants enter Germany alone?) and perhaps a sign that 2017 will follow in the same vein. It has been variously called “momentous”, “the year of revolution”, “the year in which Westerners lost [...]

The Wisdom of Geese

Author: Istvan Orban

January 29, 2016

There is an old saying that goes: “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander”, meaning that what is good for one person is good for another. If we look a little closer at the behaviour of geese, we can find many more things we can learn from them. Particularly their amazing spirit [...]