Re: Compassion and/or benevolence?

Abraham Moses Genen (
Wed, 17 Sep 1997 19:56:02 -0400

Abraham Moses Genen
Being dedicated to the future progress of humankind
should be the prime concern of all civilized beings.
Dear Kathryn and other Fellow Extropians:

The perceptions stated by Ms Aegis are delightfully profound.
Well done.

From: Kathryn Aegis <>
Subject: Re: Compassion and/or benevolence?
Date: Monday, September 15, 1997 3:50 PM

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