I’ve always believed that compassion is a subjective term because it is not something you can measure and some people have more than others. compassion can also be shaped by life experiences so what situation may require compassion to one may not for the other. therefore compassion can be a matter of opinion. I feel like the more you understand someone’s situation the more you are likely to feel compassion towards them.
Compassion is something everyone should have. It teaches people to be more kind and open minded about situations. Compassion can only be present because of experiences and memories someone faces. The more people have been through hardships the more likely they’ll have compassion. It can also depend on how someone is raised; if they’re raised in a familial setting where compassion is everywhere, this child will automatically have compassion. Whereas if someone who has not received any compassion is less likely to be compassionate.
Selon moi, la compassion n’est pas quelque chose que tout le monde possède. Par contre, je crois que c’est quelque chose que tout le monde devrait avoir. D’après mois c’est une vertu que tout le monde devrait avoir puisqu’elle aide à comprendre les autres et reconnaitre leur souffrance. Puisque cette vertu est animée par un sentiment d’amour envers une autre personne, cela permettrait un monde où règne la paix.
Krista mentions that everyone has in us what’s needed to repair the world. I think that what she is referring to is compassion. I believe that compassion is within everyone and everyone is able to feel sympathy and care for someone else. People are able to put themselves in others’ shoes, and therefore imagine others’ suffering which prompts compassion.
Although many of us do have compassion for others, it is not a feeling that comes easily to all. Simply put, compassion is the ability to put oneself into somebody else’s shoes. In this video, Krista Tippett discusses many components of compassion, such as kindness, empathy, forgiveness, generosity, and being there for one another. Her video was both interesting and engaging and I especially enjoyed the examples she gave of Albert Einstein’s moments of compassion.
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