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Is it wrong to not have any compassion for others but to merely only do the right thing because the law tells you to?

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  • 2 months ago

    I guess there is such a thing as too much compassion or misguided compassion, but I think the world is a better place with a good measure of compassion in it, and a person is a better person if they have some compassion. I won't say that such an attitude is wrong, but I find it less than admirable. 

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  • frau
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    that is an interesting question Doing the right thing is always good, but if you do it because you have compassion for someone in need you actually benefit yourself.

    Here is what I've learned Experts in mental health say that practicing compassion can improve your health, and relationships. When we help others, we will feel happier, we don't feel so lonely, we think more positively .Believe it or not even our conscience will be boosted. We know we are acting in harmony with principles that come straight from God. Here is a scripture that verifies this. Ephesians chapter 4:31, 32 says this,

     Put away from yourselves every kind of malicious bitterness, anger, wrath, screaming, and abusive speech, as well as everything injurious. But become kind to one another, tenderly compassionate, freely forgiving one another just as God also by Christ freely forgave you. Matthew 5:7 shows what Jesus said in his famous sermon on the mount Happy are the merciful, since they will be shown mercy.

    Compassion has to be cultivated though, In this world full of selfishness we don't see compassion much right? well whatever you do for others do it because its right but put yourself into their shoes and show compassion Learn more from www.jw.org

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  • Ask yourself; "Does it come from your heart?"  If not, don't even go there!  :D

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  • Should your apathy have deleterious effects then it is bad. But if you manage it so nobody is effected negatively then it is not bad.  Not good either.  Just the start of either. 

    But what are we living for? One cannot live only for themselves. The only thing that matters is the future. And if you are not in it, then you are pointless. And to be in it you must affect it. And to affect it you must contribute. Contribute to the process of society. And of civilisation.  And of progress. 

    Life serves no purpose unless it rises.  Unless it goes somewhere. Beyond the Earth. Beyond the stars. To the gates of celestial bliss. 

    Whether we live or we die. Whether we do or we do not.  Still will the destiny exists for those that rise. It’s a feature.  A fixture of reality. There are many paths. But the path of importance is the one that rises.

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  • No.  Keep up the good work.

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  • Mike W
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You should do what you believe to be right.  Legal isn't necessarily right, and illegal isn't necessarily wrong.  

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  • j153e
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Saint John of the Cross teaches that while purifying (unto God) one's memories and thoughts is right, it is the bringing of charity (true compassion, not merely "human sympathy") that purifies one's will unto doing God's will, not one's human will.  Mother Teresa's pithy saying, "Give until it hurts" is the voice of a true Saint, as it were crying in the wilderness of human density and psychic-intellectual mechanization mankind.

    Related:

    Living Flame of Love, Saint John of the Cross;

    The Imitation of Christ, attributed to Thomas a Kempis;

    Interior Castle, Saint Teresa of Avila;

    Autobiography of a Yogi, Yogananda;

    Answers, Mother Meera https://www.mothermeera.com

    https://www.anandamayi.org/books/Sadvani.pdf

    Beams from Meher Baba;

    Light Is a Living Spirit, Omraam Aivanhov;

    Kundalini West, Ann Ree Colton;

    Understanding Yourself, Mark Prophet;

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  • 2 months ago

    That is why the Thin Blue Line is so important. Most people do the right thing, but absent the guidance of authority, about one out of 20 people will take advantage. That is about 15 or 20 million people in the US.

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  • 2 months ago

    If you mean, is it wrong to do only the basic things the law requires you to do and nothing more, then I would say the compassion part of it is up to your conscience.

    If you mean is it wrong to break the law in order to be compassionate, that is totally situational.

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  • 2 months ago

    Doing the right thing for the wrong reason is not as good as doing it for the right reason, but it's better than doing wrong.

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