Downside of compassion

posted Jun 10, 2014, 8:01 AM by Abhishek Ojha   [ updated Jun 10, 2014, 8:02 AM ]

I spent May 2014 in India. Last two-three years of my life has been like life at mysteriously fast speed. Anyways, this is not a space for personal things :)

Before leaving for India, I saw 'Captain America - The winter Soldier' and wanted to share couple of quotes.  (btw, my heart kept googling Emily VanCamp after the movie :P).  Its strange how we find quotes that fit our mood. Last week, I went to watch 'Million ways to die in west' and in that hilarious comedy I liked some real serious scenes and quotes !  I knew it was my mood and not the movie. anyways, back to Captain America -

 -  As long as I can remember, I just wanted to do what is right. I don't know what that is anymore.

 - We all got the same problems – guilt, regret.

  - Captain, in Order to build a better world, sometimes means tearing the old one down... And that makes enemies.

 - S.H.I.E.L.D. takes the world as it is, not as we'd like to be!

...and then today one of my friends forwarded me this -

Downside of compassion - If you're a good person, you're bound to feel guilty sometimes.

at one point it says -  Ironically, your warmest, most concerned and caring feelings may end up generating considerable distress in you as well.