Let’s Choose the Gift of Humanity

Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.

—Pema Chodron

Alexa, Amazon’s voice-controlled device, has an interesting feature: it can erase everything you say. Whatever you’ve asked Alexa to do, whatever information you’ve asked Alexa to retrieve, one simple sentence (“Delete everything I said today”) sweeps it all clean, as if it never happened. While the rest of our life doesn’t have this capability we all have the power to “do more” and “do more good” wherever, whenever and however we can. It’s simply a matter of choice.

Let’s Choose Humanity

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” —Albert Einstein

We at 360° Nation believe that it’s time for a renaissance of pure, unbridled wonder. It’s time to renew in both our hearts and in our souls more joy, more kindness, more compassion, more understanding. And that magical sense of truly belonging to something greater than the status quo. ….

Ready To Do More?

Right now, it feels like a moment in history where choices made will have a ripple effect for generations to come. Whether you’re a partner, friend, parent, leader, teacher, politician, or a combination thereof, we are called to show up and do more good to help fuel a better version of the world we live in. At the same time, we need to ask for more from each person in our lives and in our relationships to make the world spin more smoothly. We need more from everyone who leads and is in a position of influence. Understand that it’s not about you, it’s about caring for the people you serve and more responsibly stewarding the precious resources in our care. It’s not about money – it’s about giving the invaluable gifts of time, of talent, of empathy, of compassion, and all else that really matters.

Are you ready to give the gift of humanity? Are you ready to walk the talk? Are you (really) ready to do more – starting right now? Follow our “roadmap” below …

In Search of Humanity: Time to Do More?

Thank you for choosing to give the gift of humanity …


Dennis Pitocco
Dennis Pitocco
DENNIS is the Founder & Chief ReImaginator of 360° Nation, encompassing a wide range of multimedia enterprises, including BizCatalyst 360° —the award-winning global media digest; 360° Nation Studios —dedicated to reaching across the world in an effort to capture, produce, and deliver positive, uplifting messages via blockbuster global events, and; GoodWorks 360° —a pro-bono consulting foundation focused entirely on providing mission-critical advisory services to nonprofits worldwide. Collaborating with his Chief Inspiration Officer (and wife), Ali, everything they do is "for-good" vs. "for profit". Their mission over the past decade-plus has been to rediscover humanity at its best, influencing and showcasing it every step of the way. Together, they do their very best to figure out what the world is trying to be —then using all their resources to help it to be better every day in every way. They understand and embrace the notion that it’s not about me or you; it’s about caring for the people we serve and more responsibly stewarding the precious resources in our care. And they believe it’s about showing up, being present, and intentionally giving our invaluable gifts of time, talent, and treasure "for good". Dennis is a contributing author to these Best-Selling Books ♦ Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational ChangeJourney Well, You Are More Than EnoughThe Four-Fold Formula For All Things Wellness: True Stories of the Heart, Spirit, Mind, and Body Voices of Strength Win the Wellness W.A.R. We Are Responsible

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  1. Hi Dennis I quite agree we all need to do our part and not turn away. People need to know that others care about their well being. When I read this it reminded me of my autobiography I’m writing and how I hope it will be read with a Humane perspective. it’s not easy putting yourself out there but I truly hope my story will help others. Sometimes we have to go back and revisit the past to tryely free us today. I’d like to think I am a very caring person with empathy not sympathy but empsthy. And today I know the difference

  2. Thank you for a most meaningful and inspiring post, Dennis.

    I remember the very first time we communicated, very many years ago, and today I applaud you for creating a “community that encompasses all the continents – all people regardless of cast or creed.”

    Yes, indeed, “Let us choose the gift of humanity”

    From all the contributors and writers who have been part of your progress, I have learned that there is no small act of kindness; every compassionate act makes the world larger. Too often we underestimate the power of a kind word, a touch, a smile, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. I also realized that the greatest cruelty is our casual blindness to the despair of others.

    Henri Nouwen once wrote, “When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”

    Season’s Greetings and many blessings to you and your entire team.

    • “The greatest legacy anyone can leave behind is to positively impact the lives of others. Whenever you add value to other people’s lives, you are unknowingly leaving footprints in the sands of time that live on, even after your demise.” … Thank you for inspiring our journey of rediscovery, my friend!

  3. Probably at no time in our lives have we needed a reminder to help others more than now. There has not been such a large percentage of humanity in need of a hug, a smile or a word of encouragement than in the recent 18 months. Yet, with so many in need of emotional help, financial help, or just a feeling of there being some hope, our leadership has never been weaker nor our “humanity” more divided. We must resist the tendancy to follow this weak leadership and do what we know to be right each day. You have provided that reminder ane we thank you, Dennis.

    • Grateful for your words of encouragement, By. Indeed, it’s time for all of us across the universe to “walk the talk” when it comes to simply “doing more, and doing more good” …

  4. Hi Dennis- your post is great and touches every nerve in my body.

    I have already two posts in queue and one more to follow on this particular topic of humanity and all for BIZCATALYST 360°.

    The one I am writing now is the support that I find as a good response for your noble call. I questioned why not all birds fly in V-shape pattern. I found out that strong birds which migrate long distances do this to save energy needed for flying.
    Weak birds do not for they seek protection and fly in clumps. Their motive is protection. This is known as the selfish herd. Each bird tries to shield itself from predators by exposing other birds to protect itself.

    Humanity has the choice to fly higher by assisting each other or each person working towards self-protection. The choice is ours.

  5. Thank you Dennis for this powerful reminder! The work starts right here:
    “Understand that it’s not about you, it’s about caring for the people you serve and more responsibly stewarding the precious resources in our care.” #humanity

  6. I can feel the compassion as I read this Dennis.
    I am so Grateful for the humanity I get to encounter every day.
    To add and receive the value without asking for anything in return.
    The duty is ti give…not because you have to, but because you want to.
    This I strive to do, and see in others too.

    So well said right here…
    “ Understand that it’s not about you, it’s about caring for the people you serve and more responsibly stewarding the precious resources in our care. It’s not about money – it’s about giving the invaluable gifts of time, of talent, of empathy, of compassion, and all else that really matters.”

    Thank you so much my friend🙏 I’m so grateful to the human you are and your spirit that shines so brightly.

  7. This beautiful share reminded me of a dear friend who would ask himself, “What is my contribution? What can I contribute?” I love the feeling of contributing our unique gifts to the world, which is another way of saying, “it’s about giving the invaluable gifts of time, of talent, of empathy, of compassion, and all else that really matters. YES, I’m choosing humanity by contributing ~ and I’m so grateful for this wonderful community of contributors! 💞

  8. Thank you Dennis for the community you have created and the opportunity you give us to use dialogue as a form of brotherhood.
    Yes, I believe that another globalization is needed, more humanized, more supportive, not dominated by the anarchist power of profit and technoscience. It seems a utopia: but, under the Coronavirus test, it has become more concrete, not deferrable. To address global crises, there is a need to pool resources and knowledge across national borders. The virus ignores territorial boundaries. States must do it too.
    All linked by the same problems of life and death, by the same destiny. Fraternity is no longer just an ethical aspiration. It is a necessity inscribed in the new human condition. As Pope Francis said: all in the same boat and no one who can save himself alone.

    • Always a pleasure my friend Aldo and much appreciated coming from you given the deep level of forward-looking thinking you freely share every day via your writing and engagement. It matters …

  9. Hi Dennis, I enjoyed reading your post. Short and impactful! I love the part where you say: “We need more from everyone who leads and is in a position of influence.” I agree that more than ever we crave good leadership and to listen to people with a great sense of humanity. The world is chaotic, the news show us examples daily. Thank you for sharing Albert Einstein’s amazing quote…somehow it helps in balancing out things a bit…we all need more balance and positivity 😉 Have a great weekend!

    • Grateful for your thoughtful words here, Nathalie. And yes, Albert nailed it within his quote. Positivity and actually “walking the talk” can make such a big difference in the midst of all that surrounds us today. Thank you!