Unconditional compassion for whom?

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I want to have compassion for people that does not depend on my understanding of anything of the “facts” about them. I want to have compassion regardless of their intentions, or anything else that can be judged as right/wrong, or good/bad.

I want to have compassion even for people who have hurt me. Sometimes this is easier for strangers, maybe because I don’t expect so much of them. I can brush it off by saying “maybe they were having a bad day”, or “their violence toward me was caused by some kind of pain in their life”.

But if someone close to me harms in some way, usually accidental, it just feels so personal. Maybe it’s harder to forgive until I can hear them out and understand why they did it.

The thing is, part of being in relationships is that people get hurt. Like part of having cars in…

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