The season of giving is upon us. A couple people suggested that we talk about compassion, and I believe the theme of charity should give our words some body. We're supposed to give 'til it hurts, right?
Rather than think up a dozen examples, only to have you come up with even more, let us launch our discussion with what might be the archetype of the commonly-available charitable act, giving money to people in the street. How do their pleas strike you? How do you explain your reactions to yourself? What do you make of others' charitable actions, or lack thereof? Why do we feel this way? Should we ignore how we feel, or try to change ourselves? How do we select the recipients of our charity? And so on.
From there, who knows where we'll go, but I'll be keeping a trail of bread crumbs so we don't get lost;-)