Intellectual Self Defence

Brains are delicate things…

Compassion versus Pity

Because I have experienced poverty I don’t condescend to people, I don’t assume they have got miserable lives or that they are not interesting or haven’t got as full, if not a fuller, range of emotions and intelligence as everyone else. I don’t pity people. Compassion is different.

Gang of One
by Isabel Berwick (re: Penny Woolcock, director of One Mile Away)
FT Magazine March 16/17th 2013

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This entry was posted on March 29, 2013 by in distinctions.
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