Compassion And Expectations.

“I would like to explain the meaning of compassion, which is often misunderstood. Genuine compassion is based not on our own projections and expectations, but rather on the rights of the other: irrespective of whether another person is a close friend”

~Dalai Lama.

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So, what would be Calvin’s take on compassion?

In my opinion, it would be :

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14 Responses to Compassion And Expectations.

  1. I doubt that Susie would think Calvin was compassionate. 🙂
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  2. Also, as you know, I have low expectations for myself. That means I can say, “Yay, Jean!” if I do the least little thing.
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  3. tammy j says:

    let’s see… being a proclaimed supposed ‘under achiever’ all my life…
    proclaimed always by extroverts with no understanding of happy introverts… i would say i must have low expectations.
    not only of myself … but probably others as well.
    but what a profound statement from the dalai lama. so interesting to think of it that way. we are such self centered creatures!
    i am guilty of looking at some people’s behavior and thinking
    WHY IN THE WORLD???? so maybe my expectations aren’t that low!
    LOLOL!
    and I ADORE calvin and hobbes. have all his books.
    you have made me want to get them out and re read them all! thanks!
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  4. Max Coutinho says:

    Hi Rummy,

    Like King Solomon said, there’s a time for everything. So, I think there’s a time to be compassionate and a time not to be.

    Cheers
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  5. wisewebwoman says:

    In this me, me, me world it is becoming a rare quality indeed. Weeping for strangers is a known antidote.
    XO
    WWW
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  6. Mother says:

    I like what the Dalai Lama has to say. A few years ago I learned a bit of a new slant from Pema Chodron’s quote “Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”
    ― Pema Chödrön,
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