As a child I was selfish, like most children. I had to be taught compassion.
As an adult, I thought I knew all about compassion and had to learn the hard way that I didn’t. In fact, it took me several lessons, via some hard-knock situations to realize that compassion is both an ongoing process and a subject that one cannot ever learn enough about.
There are still lessons in compassion to be learned. Sometimes we are the teacher, other times we’re the student.
Either way, we have a place of our own in the broad vista of life’s compassion.