Month: August 2013

Psychology of compassion

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion” (The Dalai Lama)

Compassion is the ability to recognize the suffering of another being and the desire to alleviate that suffering. Compassion is different from empathy in that it does not only involve the ability to experience the physical or emotional pain felt by another being, but also the aspiration to alleviate that pain.

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