Think of the last time you encountered someone who was suffering.
Maybe they were coping with physical pain, financial struggles or the emotional weight of a divorce or the death of a loved one.
Would you define your response to them as compassionate?
Now think of the last time someone inconvenienced you.
Maybe an aggressive driver forced you to swerve off the road during rush hour or one of your children accidentally broke an expensive lamp. Maybe it was as simple as the pizza delivery guy being an hour late.
by Annika Martins