Cowardess, Courage, Compassion

Tequilatudes

Compassion. Courage. I have never considered these two words belonging together…but I have to wonder, can there be compassion without courage? I mean, what takes more bravery than stepping outside of your bubble? It feels so vulnerable to care for someone else.

compassion-definition

What is compassion? I needed a definitive context.

The dictionary states: Compassion is the sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it. *definition of compassion.

Honestly, compassion sounds like a touchy-feely kinda thing to me.

I think it sounds great when I consider it in relation to people I know and LIKE – but to everyone? everywhere? strangers? enemies? hmmm.

Frankly – in a harsh world, the art of watching your own ass is as daily a practice as brushing your own teeth. It has taken me so long to get this point of street smarts…why do I need to learn to be…

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