“We are social beings. Evolution has taught us that in order to survive, we must work together. Community trust (trusting your fellow citizen) is a very effective way to build community resilience when hardships strike. Studies have been done in the wake of natural disasters and have shown that social infrastructure and connections have equal, if not more, impact on the ability of a community to ‘bounce back’ than physical infrastructure.
During this terrible pandemic, let’s make compassion go viral. Let compassion be the vaccine for society. As so eloquently said by the Dalai Lama: ‘Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not a luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.'”
Aseem Desai is a cardiac electrophysiologist and author of Restart Your Heart.
He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, “During this terrible pandemic, let’s make compassion go viral.”
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