“The exercise of compassion is what matters in our world – dethroning yourself from the center of your world and putting another there. Now this requires intelligent thought. You really have to think and practice the golden rule about what the other person really wants instead of what you think he ought to want.
When we speak to people we should address them where they really are and not where we think they should be. We have to put ourselves in the place of another, and we have to be able to do this globally.”
by Karen Armstrong