Monday, August 27, 2012

Compassion

Earlier this morning, I posted a picture on my Facebook page, noting the obvious physical similarities between a photo of Arizona governor Jan "Pregnancy Begins Two Weeks Before Conception" Brewer and Terrance Stamp's character of Bernadette from "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert", and really, some of the anti-immigration comments it spawned were a little surprising to me.

It made me think a little. (Dangerous, I know, especially since I'm feeling particularly snarky this morning.) And here's my $10,000 question for the day:

Why is it so difficult for people to turn away from compassion towards other human beings? Is it because showing compassion towards others reveals our own faults or weaknesses?

Is it really easier to spread hate and fear than it is to act with love?

What if a nation chose to govern based on compassion rather than greed?

Do my views make me seem naive, idealistic, uneducated?

Any and all comments are welcome.

1 comment:

maryharding said...

It is never naive to want to govern with compassion. It is the right thing to do.