Re: Compassion and/or benevolence?

Kathryn Aegis (
Mon, 15 Sep 1997 19:50:29 +0000

Abraham Moses Genen
>Is feeling pain, and suffering and understanding the nature of pain and
>suffering, a meaningful prerequisite in trying to deal with and hopefully
>eliminating as many of the woes of humankind as possible????

I would agree with you, yes, but not to the point of buying into a
set of religious values surrounding compassion. What you describe above
also applies to the very important human skill of empathy that can
lead to the desire to make a better future for every human.


Kathryn Aegis