Funny the things that go round in one's head. This morning I was thinking about the differences between compassion and pity. Pity is a very damaging way to feel about someone. It is remote and uncostly. Compassion on the other hand means getting involved. It is about expending loving-kindness and making things better. At that rate it is important to have compassion for oneself as well as for others.
Little by little, human beings can help to make the world a better place. And we start from where we are.