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The biggest problems of our times all come down to this word that starts with 'E'

First, he's gonna dismiss "empathy" as the hot buzzword getting thrown around, then he's going to show us how powerful it is when used the right way.

The biggest problems of our times all come down to this word that starts with 'E'

If you can watch the video, stop here. If not, keep scrolling.

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If you can't watch the video, here is the breakdown.

Right now, empathy is something of a buzzword that's only being used as a surface concept:


Empathy could be tapped into in smarter ways than just buzzwords, though:


Did you know that an empathic movement is what accomplished this turning point in history?

Imagine how we could start a new huge movement toward empathy. He has some neat ideas:


Ultimately, we can get further now as a human race by swapping introspection for "outrospection."

Now, if you like that, I urge you to go back and watch the video if you can. There was way more good stuff packed in it than I could ever fit in these GIFs. And if you love it, that's what the share button ▼ down there ▼ is for!

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If the past year has taught us nothing else, it's that sending love out into the world through selfless acts of kindness can have a positive ripple effect on people and communities. People all over the United States seemed to have gotten the message — 71% of those surveyed by the World Giving Index helped a stranger in need in 2020. A nonprofit survey found 90% helped others by running errands, calling, texting and sending care packages. Many people needed a boost last year in one way or another and obliging good neighbors heeded the call over and over again — and continue to make a positive impact through their actions in this new year.

Upworthy and P&G Good Everyday wanted to help keep kindness going strong, so they partnered up to create the Lead with Love Fund. The fund awards do-gooders in communities around the country with grants to help them continue on with their unique missions. Hundreds of nominations came pouring in and five winners were selected based on three criteria: the impact of action, uniqueness, and "Upworthy-ness" of their story.

Here's a look at the five winners:

Edith Ornelas, co-creator of Mariposas Collective in Memphis, Tenn.

Edith Ornelas has a deep-rooted connection to the asylum-seeking immigrant families she brings food and supplies to families in Memphis, Tenn. She was born in Jalisco, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States when she was 7 years old with her parents and sister. Edith grew up in Chicago, then moved to Memphis in 2016, where she quickly realized how few community programs existed for immigrants. Two years later, she helped create Mariposas Collective, which initially aimed to help families who had just been released from detention centers and were seeking asylum. The collective started out small but has since grown to approximately 400 volunteers.