With compassion, it'll be a lovely world

PUBLISHED : Friday, 20 June, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 20 June, 2008, 12:00am

Compassion would make the world a much better place. We should always be kind to one another and help people in need.

By loving and caring for others you make your life better and you will even have a good effect on the world.

Imagine what the world would be like if everybody was kind and loving. There would be no wars and no hatred. Only love would flourish.

Ahmad Ayaz , California School

From the Editor

Thank you for your heartfelt letter, Ahmad. You are, of course, correct, the world would be a much better place if everyone had compassion.

Most of the great religious leaders of our time have preached this very ideal.

I believe that most people wish to be compassionate but get so caught up in their daily lives of studying and hanging out with their friends that they just don't find the time.

Although we may see terrible stories of war, famine and violence, the immediate and overwhelming response to the terrible tragedy in Sichuan shows there are indeed many compassionate people out there.

Susan, Editor