ANYBODY CAN BE UNHAPPY. WE CAN ALL BE HURT. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE POOR TO NEED SOMETHING OR SOMEBODY. REDNECKS, HIPPIES, MISFITS — WE’RE ALL THE SAME. GAY OR STRAIGHT? SO WHAT? IT DOESN’T MATTER TO ME. WE HAVE TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE, REGARDLESS. — WILLIE NELSON Continue reading Willie Nelson on Human Universality
IF YOU WANT OTHERS TO BE HAPPY, PRACTICE COMPASSION. IF YOU WANT TO BE HAPPY, PRACTICE COMPASSION. — DALAI LAMA Continue reading A Word on Compassion
OFTEN, THE MOST EGREGIOUS POWER ABUSES ARE DISGUISED AS ACTS OF COMPASSION. JUST A THOUGHT. LOVE, HELEN Continue reading Compassion or Abuse?
A GOOD COMMANDER IS BENEVOLENT AND UNCONCERNED WITH FAME. — SUN TZU Continue reading How Many So-Called Leaders Take This Seriously?
A GREAT NATION IS NOT JUDGED BY ITS NUMBER OF BILLIONAIRES OR CORPORATE TAX BREAKS. IT’S JUDGED BY HOW WE TREAT OUR MOST VULNERABLE PEOPLE. — BERNIE SANDERS ON TWITTER Continue reading Bernie Sanders Quote
(Note: I am not a mental health professional. The statements in this blog post are based on personal observation and experience.) Most of us — if we are decent in the first place, and we haven’t become jaded — were horrified to hear about Monday night’s attack in Manchester. The target was a concert venue which attracted young pop music fans. This morning I found a friend’s post on Facebook, expressing his personal reaction to the tragedy. I typed a comment suggesting Dante should have created a Circle of Hell for terrorists who target young people. I hope my friend … Continue reading Empathy is Worth the Effort