Humans often think in an anthropocentric way considering only what is best for an individual human, in a given moment. We build over environments and corral animals to suit our needs. This has led us to the brink of planetary disaster.
The future depends on an empathetic worldview—a worldview that does not value profits over the health of our environment. Decision makers must have empathy and awareness of the consequences of their actions. Our public education systems and cultural institutions need to underscore the importance
of a more empathetic, compassionate worldview. Radical empathy, love, self-acceptance, and trust are necessary to end cycles of abuse that humans inflict on the environment and each other.