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Posts Tagged ‘compassion

How Wealth Reduces Compassion

April 22, 2012

Who is more likely to lie, cheat, and steal—the poor person or the rich one? It’s tempting to think that the wealthier you are, the more likely you are to act fairly. After all, if you already have enough for yourself, it’s easier to think about what others may need. But research suggests the opposite […]

Jeremiah Wright on the America Me First Superpower

September 27, 2011

The Reverend Jeremiah Wright warns that our selfish, hedonistic and violent culture has turned us away from values, including self-sacrifice, that make possible harmony and the common good. This selfishness and narcissism, Wright argues, is a form of blasphemy. “We got so focused in on being No. 1, on being the superpower,” he said. “When […]

Collective compassion being abandoned in the US

October 9, 2010

America today presents the paradox of a rich country falling apart because of the collapse of its core values. Income inequality is at historic highs, but the rich claim they have no responsibility to the rest of society. They refuse to come to the aid of the destitute, and defend tax cuts at every opportunity. […]

Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence

January 16, 2010

Excerpts of a speech by Rev. Martin Luther King: “A time comes when silence is betrayal.” The truth of these words is beyond doubt but the mission to which they call us is a most difficult one. Even when pressed by the demands of inner truth, men do not easily assume the task of opposing […]