EDUO 9895 Reversing The Trend – From Narcissism to Compassion

Instructor: Budd Mackenzie
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Course Overview

Welcome to EDUO 9895 Reversing The Trend – From Narcissism to Compassion. Encourage your students to find greater happiness and purpose in their lives by reaching out to help others. Read and view research that substantiates “giving” is a pathway to happiness while in the U.S. the Trend is moving in the opposite direction. Consider how you can help to reverse that Trend.

Course Text

The Danish Way of Parenting by Jessica Alexander & Iben Sandahl ISBN: 978-0143111719

Course Objectives

In this course, participants will have an opportunity to:

  • Read the book The Danish Way of Parenting.
  • Read and study resources about how empathy and compassion create greater happiness for the giver.
  • Communicate ways that you can help reverse The Trend.
  • Share your ideas and take-aways with other course participants.


Budd Mackenzie


Budd Mackenzie was recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as an “Unsung Hero of Compassion” in 2014.

Trust in Education, founder, a grass roots non-profit helping Afghans rebuild their lives;

Wrote and Published “Off the Couch into the War for Hearts and Minds”.

Recognitions for his humanitarian work include Lafayette Citizen of the Year, the Paul Harris Fellow Award from the Lafayette Rotary, the Peace and Justice Award from the Mount Diablo Peace and Justice Center, and the 2018 Choice Humanitarian Award for Contra Costa County.

  • Price: $280
  • 2 Semester Credits/Units

Instructor: Budd Mackenzie

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