No One Deserves Compassion More Than You Do

self-compassionThe photograph – a closeup of one person’s hand in another’s – is arresting.

The hand on the right, palm up, is that of a white person. The hand lying palm-down in the white hand is that of a very small, shockingly emaciated black person. Probably a starving child. Probably in Africa.

The caption reads, “You hate your life, while some people dream of having your life.”

The photo appeared on the Facebook page of Jeremy Lin, point guard for the New York Knicks, in April of this year. Read More