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Definition Essay-Lack Of Sympathy

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What is the reaction of the general people when they are shown pictures of extremely malnourished children in some distant poverty-stricken country? Sympathy might be the common reaction. But then again, it is merely an outburst of pity for a brief moment. It is a feeling that’s put to rest moments after its inception. We need to ask ourselves if sympathy will bring a change in such miserable conditions. Certainly, not. As human beings, it is felt that the torch of compassion is needs to ignite within every individuals in order to eradicate the darkness that is Poverty. According to the Dictionary.com the word ‘compassion’ comes from two latin words ‘cum’ and ‘passio’ which means to suffer with. No matter how many miles away we are from the
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