The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

Compassion

The View from a Drawbridge

Compassion, defined as the “sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings and misfortunes of others,” is something you either have or you don’t. At this moment in history, perhaps more than any other, it is obvious that no fence-sitting on this issue is acceptable. Pick a side. Own it. One shouldn’t have to have experienced …

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The other night at around 3 am I was sitting alone here at work in my tiny little building minding my own business while most of the city slept. I keep the shades drawn because I don’t want people to know I’m a female alone. I also keep the door locked. But that didn’t stop …

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On April 24th of this year a factory collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing more than 1,000 people who were just desperately trying to make a living of about $1.50 a day. They worked obscenely long hours for this money in an overcrowded building with no air conditioning, outdated and dangerous equipment and unhealthy drinking water. …

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