I want to start this post by talking about one thing that I know is hard to come by these days. Compassion.
What is compassion? Where has it gone?
Let’s consult Mr. Webster. He defines compassion as the sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it.
The definition is simple and easy to understand. As a matter of fact, it comes naturally.
But as the world shifts to the modern and highly technological phase, it seems that we have left a lot behind. Compassion being one.
This I can say based on what we hear and watch on the news and current affairs. Many of our people have forgotten how to care for each others’ welfare. There are a lot of stories about abuse, neglect, and stealing. Not to mention brutal and senseless murders.
I am not saying, however, that ALL of us have erased the meaning of compassion in our vocabulary. There are just those who seem not to care anymore. Some are just selfish. They only think about themselves.
Social experiments, for one, highlight how random individuals react to certain situations. And sadly, we have seen people who ignore those in need.
The passersby who took a starving homeless girl for granted. Those who just walked straight ahead even after seeing two dogs crying on the cold street of New York, looking for a new home. We didn’t see compassion in these people.
Is compassion hard to find these days? I guess yes. However, I still find delight in the fact that the same social experiments proved that there are still humans who care. There are still those who will lend a helping hand despite being a stranger to the needy.
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