When I say that something is “sad,” it usually is.
I get the notion to express compassion from both my personal integrity, and from my conditioned response to do so.
Since I’ve experienced a lot of difficult times with mental illness, I am well-equipped to say that something (anything illness related), is sad.
I hope that I can continue having compassion (although I don’t think that that will be a problem), and I hope that things will get better for people in my situation. Including me.
But, I am not so hopeful when it comes down to it…
I do not believe in a “cure.”
While some are holding onto hope for that as an answer, I just don’t feel the same way.
I’ll hedge my bets on trying to be compassionate towards everyone though. Even if they believe a cure is coming.
After all, what matters most, in my view, is how you treat others. Especially those who can do nothing for you.