In my book I discuss possibly the worst effect our ego has on us – namely that we are more often than not completely indifferent towards other people and living creatures’ suffering. We are even able to systematically ignore suffering, as the ego in us sabotages simple charity and empathy. Our ego prevents us from helping those less fortunate than us because it convinces us that they are dangerous or facilitate their own situations. The truth is it doesn’t have to be this way – we can all make a big difference.
I will share a dream I have with you. I wish to establish a charity that relies on a network of people that give of their time and skills instead of money. This project, called Give Back, will be launched in fall 2016.