Condescension looks down at others while laughing at them; compassion lifts others up while laughing with them
Jan29

Condescension looks down at others while laughing at them; compassion lifts others up while laughing with them

Suppose someone walking on a road slips and falls into a manhole. If onlookers laugh without helping, that would be terrible. …

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Showing others how they are wrong is not compassion, seeing how they can help themselves become more right is
Jan28

Showing others how they are wrong is not compassion, seeing how they can help themselves become more right is

If we see someone in trouble, we may naturally want to help them. And if they are in trouble because of something that they …

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Sincerity can show the path to ability; it can’t substitute for ability
Jan27

Sincerity can show the path to ability; it can’t substitute for ability

Suppose a loved one is terribly sick and needs surgery. We sincerely want to help them, but if we don’t know the ABC of surgery,…

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The world doesn’t need people with answers as much as it needs people who are the answers
Jan26

The world doesn’t need people with answers as much as it needs people who are the answers

Stress. Joblessness. Loneliness. Sectarianism. Climate change. Many such grave problems afflict the world. Thoughtful…

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Overlords are meant not to lord it over others, but to lead others over to the Lord
Jan25

Overlords are meant not to lord it over others, but to lead others over to the Lord

Whenever we get any leadership position, we gain the power to control others. And our ego may impel us to misuse that power…

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