My thoughts: The economy of empathy or relationships as capital.

My thoughts: The economy of empathy or relationships as capital.

We are human beings, not machines. We need that “chemistry” that makes us move forward and cooperate. Over time, in my experience, what has added and subtracted the most are relationships.

My question then is, would that be the key to this happiness and abundance we all strive for? People with whom “everything is fine” would be the proper answer? These questions, for me, are not at all conceptual or philosophical. I consider them very concrete and practical.

Relationships allow us to navigate a life made of unforeseen events and difficulties and enable us to make the difference between success and failure.“Chemistry” is beyond just having infinite fake friends. It’s about that immediate and determining “spark.”

The body language, the ability to listen without wanting to answer, and the absolute interest in the other, whether a police officer, a doctor, a mechanic, or a great director, are decisive.

In an exponential digital world, these so-called soft skills are the open sesame of a very competitive world. Relationships are often built with long, repetitive timelines of interest in each other. Comments, shared content, well-calibrated affectionate messages.

What we learn in the realverse is magnified in the metaverse.

If you do not generate “chemistry,” you can end up in digital isolation and have immense difficulty achieving reach even for your professional activities and businesses. That is why today, there is so much talk about empathy, including empathy economy, to reinforce the vital need to build effective relationships instantly, at the speed of a smile and a gentle look, with unlimited listening to the other.

We go to the core of what matters: being authentic and genuine, transparent and empathetic. That will give us better results.

More kindness, More opportunities.

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Jean Clauteaux

Jean Clauteaux

I am the founder of the URIJI social network @urijijami | Digital Mentor | Past: President CEO L’Oréal