The Dalai Lama said, “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” It is really true — there are only a handful of things we actually NEED in this life: shelter, food and love. Everything else is also preferable, but optional. There is a commonality among human beings that helping one’s fellow man shows one’s compassion & heart, regardless of who they are or where they came from. We are bound by blood thicker and more lasting than mere race. When I think of all the abused people out there, living a life devoid of love, it comes as no shock when things like suicide happen.
We are often driven to extremes when we lack what we need, forcing us into untenable situations. Each day is an opportunity for us to be truly human, to love others without conditions, show them compassion, mercy and empathy. It is an opportunity to bask in all that is human by going forth, exhibiting our free will, helping others & experiencing all life has to offer. I said just yesterday that life is a culmination of our experiences, both good and bad (by our definition anyway).
Let’s just enjoy life, the short time we have on this blue-green world, and make it a good life.