Are we a compassionate society?

“Compassion is the basis of all morality,” declared 19th century German Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer while Mahatma Gandhi stressed that, “It ill becomes us to invoke in our daily prayers the blessings of God, the Compassionate, if we in turn will not practice elementary compassion toward our fellow creatures.”

 

Literally referred as  “to suffer together,” compassion is defined by emotion researchers as “the feeling that arises when you are confronted with another’s suffering and feel motivated to relieve that suffering (University of Berkeley, California).”