Prodigal Son wrote:In a mature human being, sympathy for one's fellow human beings should not be based on feeling alone. We should not have to feel another's pain in order to recognize that they are in pain. We should not have to feel another's pain in order to recognized that we have a responsibility to them to help them in their time of need. To help someone because we feel sorry for them is not a virtue: we are acting to relieve our own feelings. To help someone because we recognize our duty towards them, even if our feelings are untouched, is a virtue, since we are then giving something of ourselves and receiving nothing in return.
exactly. wise words thank you!