And to welcome in 2013, when many of us are driven to introspection about how our past year has unfolded and what we would like to change, Roman Krznaric encourages a dash of "outrospection".  He argues that this will awaken our cognitive empathy and thus spark a genuine human revolution... 

You could do worse than take 10 minutes to watch this cool animation and let it inspire the flavour of your New Year's resolutions - or revolutions :-)

Image: young boy in a rural area just outside Kathmandu: c/o  Wout de Jong / GuardianWitness