“Perhaps, just perhaps, courage, empathy, compassion and the rest of our virtues are not a competition at all.”
Yes, very much this.
I am not allowed to care about the death of Cecil the lion unless I have already made it clear that I care more about aborted babies or police brutality or the death penalty.
Some don’t want me to say that #blacklivesmatter unless I also say #alllivesmatter.
We are not supposed to celebrate Caitlyn Jenner’s courage because soldiers (or someone else) are more courageous.
Etc., etc., ad nauseam.
How is it that all of a sudden compassion, caring and courage have all become competitive sports? Something to be won at the expense of others? Has it come to this? Are all our best qualities now just another thing to use against one another? Is empathy…
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