Karen Armstrong

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The Altruist:
Karen Armstrong

The former nun is the creator of the Charter for Compassion, whose signatories (Prince Hassan of Jordan, the Dalai Lama) fight extremism, hatred, and exploitation throughout the world. 

"Sometimes you wake up at 3 A.M. when everything seems dark, and you think, "Life isn't fair. I've got too much to do. I'm too put-upon." It's a rat run of self-pity! But when you feel compassion, you dethrone yourself from the center of the world. Doing that has made me a more peaceful person."

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