On Another's Sorrow
Can I see another's woe,
And not be in sorrow too?
Can I see another's grief,
And not seek for kind relief?
Can I see a falling tear,
And not feel my sorrow's share?
Can a father see his child
Weep, nor be with sorrow filled?
Can a mother sit and hear
An infant groan, an infant fear?
No, no! never can it be!
Never, never can it be!
- William Blake

Last Sunday, I watched a movie that depicts the story of a young boy who is much like any other 13 year old until he runs away from hostel to embark on a journey of 72 miles on foot. The simultaneous journey of this boy towards wisdom unfolds beautifully after he meets the family of a homeless mother and her four children.

The story had a great impact and reinforced my belief that empathy can lead to huge transformation in human life. When the boy experiences the life of the wandering family, he learns how to appreciate what he has & ultimately becomes someone who contributes to the society in a great way in future.

Compassion is a gift to mankind and life can be enriched in a great manner if we be sensitive to other’s sorrow!


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