COMPASSION

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Author: Geethika Yarlagadda

Human beings are the most intelligent species on earth. Ever since we inhabited this planet we invented great things, waged wars, cured diseases, and the list goes on and on; making us the most incredible creation of Mother Nature. But is that still true? With all our intellectual capabilities we were blessed with another inherent unique gift – COMPASSION, which is slowly but surely diminishing with every passing century.

Every living being on Earth can feel, but only we have the capacity to express our compassion in ways which can not only make our lives a true bliss, but also turn around those of everyone we touch. Losing this blessing is undoubtedly the biggest bane of our species. Wars, cruelty, violence and every social evil we face today are the byproducts of lack of compassion. Forget entire mankind, we are unable to understand our own kin. Small thorn pricks seem like the end of the journey to us. Everyone has their own share of sadness, happiness and struggles. We do not know their story; we may not end their struggle. But a small gesture of love and compassion can help them smile and may give them the strength to fight another day. Let us find our compassion and make this world a better place to live.

“People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel” – Maya Angelou