Does Love and Compassion Dominate Our Lives?

Posted on July 13, 2012

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Current World Population

Current World Population (Photo credit: Digital Dreams)

As I was working on my writing today, I came across this great quote from the Dalai Lama:

“We humans have existed in our present form for about a hundred thousand years.  I believe that if during this time the human mind had been primarily controlled by anger and hatred, our overall population would have decreased.  But today, despite all our wars, we find that the human population is greater than ever.   This clearly indicates to me that love and compassion predominated in the world.  And this is why unpleasant events are “news”; compassionate activities are so much a part of daily life that they are taken for granted and, therefore, largely ignored.”

Personally, I believe he is on to something.  My belief in the love and compassion within the vast majority of humans gives me hope that as time goes on we will find better ways to live with each other and the earth.

What about you?

Does the Dalai Lama’s logic make sense to you?

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