Hello, I write stuff and sometimes I listen to stuff and they jam together in a nice way. We are all the same, you know, a Shard of Divine Light in a broken body. Stop worrying so much and enjoy. It's all a good thing. "You know I'm just like you. I'm just passing through. My heart wants to feel something that's real and my mind hopes to find treasures of another kind." - Just Like You,8th Day There is a saying that “to judge another person you have to walk in his/her shoes (or stand in his/her place)”. To understand another you have to see things from their perspective. That's compassion, as opposed to pity. Charity without compassion is called pity, an act of superiority. Perhaps, for the person in need, a thing given through compassion or pity makes no difference. I think it does, though. Whether the “gift” is given through an act of understanding or superiority certainly makes a difference to the giver. I write because I want to inspire a response in some one else's heart about their own life. I would like to believe there is a universality, a general connecting force between all of us so that we can understand the other. Hillel says a person must walk in another's shoes. Schopenhauer says that our feeling of separateness is only an illusion of space and time, that we all share a common humanity. Whatever you call it, that is G-d.