Completely agree. I think it begins with empathy. Sometimes empathy can drive us to compassion, like in the anecdote I provided where the kid fell off the slide, if the kid got seriously hurt then compassion would be the appropriate response, but sometimes empathy can lead to other responses such as a stern wagging of the finger, or even sometimes the absence of compassion, in the case where some parents need to give their children some space so that the child can build the internal skills required to handle the inevitable disappointments of life… or maybe I’m just wandering too far into semantics :)

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