(n) sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.
It comes from Latin con+patior | con (with) + patior (suffering) | with the one that suffers
I don’t know why they do not teach us this in school, something truly valuable in our lives, even more, valuable than speech.
It is so rare these days to see compassion. Most of us stop at the thinking stage, if we even get there, but true compassion is manifested through actions not thoughts.
Thoughts are the substance but without a form they are meaningless.
Compassion is learned. I don’t think humans are born good or bad but rather they learn these concepts or they remember the difference. Being a man is something you have to learn, you become human but you are born a beast.
In order to manifest compassion you have to see it, and if that act resonates with your being you will mimic it. Compassion is learned throughout others, throughout their example. Usually, parents teach us to be compassionate by them being likewise with others. My experience is different, I learned compassion when I saw it in my friend Adina, which is also my soul-mate. Everything she does comes from a place of love and compassion, thus all her actions have a specific power that inspires me deeply. By seeing her acting with compassion she made me act with compassion.
I truly believe that we have to be first exposed to something in order to acknowledge it, some things are not born in our minds but rather caught like a flew from others. Behaviour, thoughts and ideas are contagious. Please be cautious with what you get infected by others and what you transmit forward.
Why do I think compassion is so important? Well, I see humans as instruments of transformations. You take in information and then, throughout your free will you create good or bad, and you are responsible for that, either way. Compassion is the mindset to transform evil and tragedy. We are not entitled to complain about how disastrous is the world if we do not take action, and even if we gave our best, we do not have that privilege.
If you don’t feel this calling, to show and manifest compassion then be kind. And pay attention, I said to be kind, that is a way of being, something you act out 24/7, not part-time.