“ Sometimes all a person wants is an empathetic ear; all he or she needs is to talk it out. Just offering a listening ear and an understanding heart for his or her suffering can be a big comfort. ”
Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.
For a friend with an understanding heart is worth no less than a brother
Why does your compassion only go out to human beings, and not to other creatures as well? Do you think that they are lesser forms of life than you? If so, you're too identified with your own form
Until we invent telepathy, books are our best choice for understanding the rest of humanity.