Is this statement true in your real life experience????

@kwenge (2492)
Kenya
November 28, 2007 6:53am CST
Compassion means that if I see my friend and my enemy in equal need, I shall help both equally without favoring my friend. Do you think you can do that?
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6 responses
• India
4 Dec 07
No of course I would not be able to do it and neither can most of us. If we could, we would all become saints and this world would have become a less colourful place.
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@kwenge (2492)
• Kenya
7 Dec 07
This is indeed funny! You mean the world is colourful because of having enemies and friends? LOL
• India
10 Dec 07
yes of course!just like the seven colors of the rainbow.
@kwenge (2492)
• Kenya
10 Dec 07
Heheheheeeeeee, I like this one. Thanks for taking your time to respond. Have a colourful day!
3 Dec 07
hey,my lovely friend! frankly speaking,i cannot do that. but supose that my enemy need help when he is helping others,i think maybe i will do my best to help him ,because no matter how he is not good for me, only if what he is doing is a knightly thing, i'd like to help him. in the same way,if my friend is doing something wrong,even he is my friend,i will not help him,what i will do is stop him making more mistakes. wish you best,my friend!
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@kwenge (2492)
• Kenya
4 Dec 07
You are right dear friend. If an enemy is doing knightly things you ought to help him help others. Thanks for sharing.
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4 Dec 07
you are welcome. my friend wish you all the best!
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@tryxiness (4549)
• Philippines
28 Nov 07
It may also mean that regardless of whether you have to choose between your enemy and friend, compassion could also mean lending your two hands to your enemy. :) I think I have done that. I had this college rival. I never liked her because she seemed to want what I ever I had then, like my set of friends and even close friends, and she's such an attention-deficit person, which I found irritating. After college, I was able to talk to her cause one of my best buds was with her, and she mentioned that she wanted to work in a non-government organization, and I suggested to her to apply for this particular office, and she got accepted. Years later, I have heard from my aunt who was working there that that rival revealed to their organization that we were never best of friends in college, but she was thankful that I sort of led her to that organization. :) So i think i can still do it again.
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@kwenge (2492)
• Kenya
29 Nov 07
Wow! that was soo good of you tryxiness. You did a very rare deed. God bless you.
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@tryxiness (4549)
• Philippines
20 May 08
Thanks for the BR. :) It's such a sweet reward to end my day! :)
@blueunicorn (2410)
• United States
4 Dec 07
I think that I would do this if the person was in real need- not just having desires. For example, if both my friend and enemy were drowning I would save both of them. I would also bring food to each of them if they were starving. I cannot bear to see someone who is in real need if I know that I can help them. I would definitely turn my back, though, if the person just thought they needed something that would simply make their life better. I have a great example. My husbands ex-wife lost rights to her son who I raised for 2.5 years after that. When she was ready to get some rights back she lived 100 miles away from us. In order to get to court she needed a ride. I drove down and picked her up for court, then drove her back home. Trust me, I would never have considered this person a friend. I did see, however, that she was in a place that she could not help herself but I had the resources to do it. It wasn't easy, but I will never regret not turning my back.
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@kwenge (2492)
• Kenya
5 Dec 07
hey blueunicorn, am really touched by your response. That was indeed compassion and I am sure she is thankful to you for what you did to her. God will pay you for your goodness. Thanks for your response.
• India
20 May 08
yes u can say so
@kwenge (2492)
• Kenya
21 May 08
Thanks for your response.
@anniepa (26462)
• United States
4 Dec 07
To be completely honest I'm not sure I can. I would hope I could offer compassion to my enemy in a great time of need but to promise total equality? I'm not sure if there are many that could make that promise. And, of course, it would depend on the "enemy" - why this person is an enemy, if he or she had done something truly hurtful to me or my loved ones, if that makes any sense. Annie
@kwenge (2492)
• Kenya
5 Dec 07
Hey Annie, Its long since i heard from you. Hope you have been doing good. Thanks for your response. It is straight to the point. Not many people regard that statement as true. Happy posting.