What is compassion if it doesn't include all sentient beings?


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Here, I interview Jamie Woodhouse from Sentientism.info and the Sentientism Podcast. From his website: "Sentientism is a philosophy or worldview – a way of thinking about what’s real and what matters. Sentientists use evidence and reason to work out what to believe in, so don’t hold supernatural beliefs. Sentientists also have compassion for every sentient being – any being capable of experiencing, particularly experiencing suffering or flourishing. Roughly speaking, that’s human and non-human animals, but other types of being could conceivably be sentient too." My big takeaway from this conversation with Jamie: Compassion's bottom line: To not needlessly cause suffering. All sentient beings can suffer, & so, at a minimum, compassion requires that we include them in our moral scope & not cause them to suffer. Let me know what you think! TARGETED PLAYLIST LINK: Compassion in a T-Shirt: In Session LINKS: Find out about Sentientism here: https://sentientism.info/ Find the Sentientism Podcast here: https://sentientism.info/what-is-sentientism/podcasts Join the conversation about sentientism on Reddit here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Sentientism/ If you would like to know more about compassion and self-compassion, compassion focused therapy or compassionate mind training, you may wish to check out my book, The Gifts of Compassion, available at your favourite online bookstore, such as: https://www.amazon.com.au/Gifts-Compassion-understand-overcome-suffering/dp/1925644480 Say hi on social: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drstansteindl Twitter: https://twitter.com/StanSteindl Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr_stan_steindl/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stan-steindl-150a5264/ Website: https://www.stansteindl.com/ YouTube Video URL: https://youtu.be/K4Y0I7OUg7g *Affiliate Disclaimer: Note this description contains affiliate links that allow you to find the items mentioned in this video and support the channel at no cost to you. While this channel may earn minimal sums when the viewer uses the links, the viewer is in no way obligated to use these links. Thank you for your support! Video hashtags: Compassion, animals, sentient, sentientism, suffering

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