Where is the love?

jsea (@jseasky) 9 years, 5 months ago

Why do people find it so difficult to show compassion to others? Iv recently been astound by the horrible attitudes people have towards asylum seekers. There are people dying from war, poverty and starvation. Children losing their parents, seeing loved ones die right in front of their eyes. No child should ever have to feel such pain, to see so much destruction. Fleeing their own countries to find hope of survival in surrounding countries. And here we are, living in a country where it is safe to walk down the street without fear of being shot. Being able to go to the local super market and have a variety of different foods to choose from. To live in a house, with a bed and a hot shower every night. To have a family that shows love and compassion and having the opportunity to education and making some thing out of our lives. But here people are complaining about asylum seekers without even bothering to comprehend what these people have been through. We are all part of ONE human race, why cant we start helping one another out and turning this world into a better place. All we need is a little love and compassion. Whos with me?

August 28, 2012 at 7:31 am
James (100) (@ilooklikeawaterbottle) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

@jseasky, I am totally with you!

I know I have it so much better than so many other humans. I sometimes forget just how great my life actually is. Thank you for the post! Things like this make me want to dedicate my life to helping others, and I might just do that, why not?

Ellie (1,363)M (@tangledupinplaid21) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

@jseasky, in my experience the best way to convey or receive a message(works both ways) is by example. Talk is cheap, people say all kinds of things with little effort, it is their actions that you listen to. I used to preach at people or argue(still catch myself doing it sometimes) to try to spread what I view as the truth and then slowly realized the inanity of doing such.

People who would counter me and doubt me and make fun of my ideas soon got curious about them because I continued to pursue my ideas in a non-defensive way. When someone is unabashedly who they are, it is inspiring, and you are much more open to what they’re saying and they way they’re living, rather than feeling like they are trying to indoctrinate you.

Obviously, you’re not a golfer (605) (@donjaime23) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

@jseasky, So what you’re saying is that I should feel guilty for having been born in a 1st-world country and feel bad for people born in 3rd-world countries?

Anonymous (2,654) (@) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

Compassion should be shown where compassion is needed. What you’re doing here is begging for compassion which means that you’re the same needy person when you have fucking everything. What people need is to be grateful for what they have, not compassionate to people that never asked for sympathy. Those that DON’T HAVE EVERYTHING won’t accept a useless COMPASSION from HAPPY people. They’d ignore it and go on with their lives to survive.

I hope that clears things up.

What the fuck?

Has the world completely lost it?

Anonymous (512) (@) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

@donjaime23, I can’t speak for the OP, but I don’t think that that was the message she intended to convey.

Guilt is wrongfulness in action, not predicament.

Dan (890) (@danfontaine) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

“Why do people find it so hard to show compassion to others?”
Hyper-sexuality, homophobia and the society they have created.

Jay (87) (@jaygran7) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

Ellie (1,363)M (@tangledupinplaid21) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

@jaygran7, Read my mind.

Anonymous (0) (@) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

Haha count me in. ;)

You know the human race to me is like a teenager, but as time progress it will mature into more compassionate beings hopefully. In order for the growing process to fasten it takes individuals such as yourself to bring awareness of compassion to people. If you help one individual to be compassionate and care for others, you’re helping the whole 1 individual at a time.

Manimal (2,998) (@manimal) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

Because people are ego-dominated, fake, miserable piles of lies these days.

They’re afraid of being real, because they have all these dumbass projections about made up risks, and they care too much about what others think of them (though nobody has the time or energy to have much opinion of someone else because they waste it all on worrying about what others think of them. Hilarious irony.)

The issue is very simple, it’s ALL JUST A LACK OF AUTHENTICITY.

People have forgotten to just be real and chill the fuck out and enjoy the ride.

hermit crab (0) (@hermitcrab) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

@beyond, I agree that just by simply feeling compassion wont put food in peoples mouths or protect them from violence. I do however think threads like these are great at spreading awareness and putting these problems fresh into peoples minds, which then will plant seeds and be put into action later down the track by readers who have a get out there and do it attitude. Everything starts with a thought. With more of these threads the bigger the audience. The more people stew over these problems the sooner they’ll get jack of it and try and make a change.

So by you hating on these threads, you will intimidate future people to write similar things and keep passing on the message.

Dan (890) (@danfontaine) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

@manimal, I love the hilarious irony segment lol lol

Anonymous (2,654) (@) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

@hermitcrab, Spreading awareness should be realistic. The sad thing is that threads on the internet like this don’t spread awareness as much as a tragedy, because people start to do something about it mostly when a disaster affects them personally. And until such a disaster happens, indeed, everything continues to start with thoughts every minute, so congratulations on your thoughts. :) I don’t hate on the thread, I hate on hypocrites. It’s a pretty reasonable hate. But if a thread or an article states what someone has done and keeps doing and everyone stopped giving directions about love (which everybody fucking realizes already) then it would be useful. I’d be surprised if there is love which doesn’t give bullshit hippie and temporary hopes to people and I get on a bus where everyone loves the person sitting next to them, and is not deep in insecure thinking. I wish I was more loving, but I gotta intimidate people so they could love each other more.

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