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Essay: "Compassion"

by Roger Hartley
Making This a Better Place to Live

Do you live your life with compassion in your heart? If so, then you would never allow someone to be put to death by the state, legal murder some would say. I used to have very little compassion for anyone, because it seemed no one had any for me. As I've grown I now know you must have compassion and forgiveness for those around you if you wish to receive it back. That's something we are forgetting as a society as we wish to just get rid of anything we do not agree with. It is sad, as a society, we say to have understanding and compassion while at the same time hating those who don't conform to how we think or act. So we need to show more compassion and understanding to make this a better place to live.