“Next time you want to help me don’t”.

Posted: March 5, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Thursday I posted a quote from someone who has truly helped shape our society for the better. It was ““Do not Impose on others what you do not wish for yourself.”  — Confucius 

The Post had a comment from a blogger who I follow, named Chwenny here is her blog: http://chwennyland.com. If you are looking for another really good blog to follow look there. The comment the blogger left was one that let me know that this wisdom of Confucius I quoted was best applied with a little bit of compassion and she was right.

I love comments so post away.  Comments are great because they can get a conversation started and everybody will start thinking more, which is what I did when I read the comment. I got to thinking about compassion. I thought about two things in particular like what is compassion and why is it so important.

Compassion is the ability to feel for someone when they are in a desperate and troublesome place and the desire to alleviate their sufferings.

So what is it check.

Why is it important? Well it seems clear right? It is important for us to possess compassion while helping others with this compassion we will be more likely to hurt than help. I have heard it before “Next time you want to help me don’t”. I usually hear this after I hurt someone I am trying to help. Of course the hurt is not intentional but I can’t help but wonder if I had worked with a little more compassion could the hurt have been avoided.

Just something to think about

peace

john3c

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