If you want to be happy,
-The Dalai Lama
Compassion is in short supply in some places,
and I’m not sure why.
It’s true that the Judeo-Christian ethic uses
the very misunderstood “an eye for an eye”
as a reason to not feel compassion.
Reasonable people think this is simply
a way to express the idea that punishment should
fit the crime and the circumstances.
In other words: not be too harsh or too lenient.
It doesn’t mean a life for a life
or anything like that.
What really changes if we exchange
one life for another?