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Global Compassion is extending feelings of compassion and altruistic motivation and behaviors to all people including strangers etc…

source: Ekman P. (2010, June 21). Paul Ekman’s Taxonomy of Compassion. Retrieved from


It is essential for us to develop global compassion and empathy in 3 dimensions: peace, green-living, and health.  Such “3D Compassion” is of paramount importance to our future well-being and existence as a global society.  The 3 dimensions are synergistic and interdependent.  “3D Compassion” is an expression of empathy for other people, empathy for other living things (animals, plants), empathy for our Earth, and empathy for ourselves.

source: Walker, L.R. (2013, June 4). Linking Empathy to Health, Green-Living, and Peace.