Thursday, January 05, 2006


This is not about pity; It's more about passion

Pity sees suffering and wants to ease the pain; passion sees injustice and wants the to settle the score

Pity implores the powerful to pay attention; passion warns them about what will happen if they don't

The risk of pity is that it kills with kindness; the promise of passion is that it builds on the hope that the poor are fully capable of helping themselves if given the chance

-- Times (on Global Poverty and Helping Poorest of Poor)

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