SQ (Shadow Quill): It is truly my honor to interview Jason Hough, a New York Times best-selling author of the Dire Earth Cycle science fiction trilogy. The following is a transcription of an audio file of my interview with Jason.
“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.