01/22/13: A measure of decency and goodness

by thiswinteralso

January 22, 2013

Say that there are two people observing and interacting with someone who is experiencing pain or weakness.  If both of the observers perceive the third person’s pain or weakness, the observer who responds with increased cruelty is, of the observers, the person of lesser decency and goodness.

Attacking the vulnerable is predatory; a culture which does that doesn’t deserve to be called a civilization.

Copyright L. Kochman, January 22, 2013 @ 6:47 p.m.