How come:

Most of us merrily sing, dance and make merry, whilst

knowing so very many  suffer, starve and  even die,

How come ?


Compassion, is it dead and gone, how come?

17 thoughts on “How come:

  1. I believe what you describe is simply called “Life”. That is how I went through a traumatic 2015, a year so bad that one of my friends said my life was like a movie. She could not believe that someone could go through so many troubles in a short period. I got through it by telling myself that what I was going through was just “Life” because it was and still is. It was not easy, but for me it was better than asking “Why?” or like you put it “How Come?” To those that do not know me, I am a smiling, laughing and merry being, but those who know me see “Life” popping up every now and then in my life when I have sad memories of last year.

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  2. I’m with Cornelis, that person in the background creates tension. As to compassion, there’s not a lot of it around but, then again, I’m not sure that our times are substantially different in this respect from times gone by. A

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  3. I do see kindness in people, but what a different world this would be if we each practiced goodwill everyday (even in the smallest of ways). What a lovely soul you have to remind us of compassion! Thank you. ❤

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  4. Yes, it is a crazy world we are living in…and above all : we get all the sad news immediately. We can not solve all the problems, on te other hand we can express our opinion and feelings like you do. Great picture! X

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  5. There are perhaps more answers to this one question than there are stars in the night sky. Yes, all those answers lead back to Love and its lack, but I would ask:

    Is there a deeper purpose to suffering on a global scale?

    Is the answer to seek the eradication of suffering everywhere it exists without knowing or caring how it came to be in the first place or… do we invest time in uncovering suffering at its source; its roots and attack it there with the hope that the most effective answer is the one which leaps across every ‘boundary’ and (cultural/socioeconomic) border to offer healing to all?

    I for one refuse to believe compassion is dead…

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      • I get the feeling we’re not here to figure out what’s happening inside our neighbors on this level, but to continually provide an exemplary example of compassion whenever we’re able… just my thoughts.


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