Having a more compassionate attitude helps you communicate more easily with your fellow human beings. – Dalai Lama
What does that mean?
How well do people without compassion communicate? They’re in editorial cartoons all the time, failing badly at communicating with others. Whether it’s because they are too aloof, too disconnected, or just plain mean, their lack of compassion ties directly back to their inability to communicate.
On the other hand, if other people know how much you care, they are far more likely to listen to you. Their expectation, of course, is that you will listen to them, and understand them and their point of view.
By being compassionate, one can begin to understand where others are coming from, what their points of view are, and what they want from you. Note that compassion does not require that you agree with them, just that you understand what their values…
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