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“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” Analyse the statement with focus on value of compassion.

Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values;

7. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” Analyse the statement with focus on value of compassion. (250 words)

Reference: The Hindu 

Why this question:

The question is statement based and is about analyzing the value of compassion.

Key demand of the question:

Explain in detail the significance of compassion, and how it is essential in happiness of self and even for others.

Directive:

Analyze – When asked to analyze, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Define compassion in brief.

Body:

Explain that Compassion is a deep feeling of wishing to alleviate. the suffering of others, Compassion can serve as a fundamental basis for human values and ethics, precisely. because a central problem of ethics is suffering and well-being, use examples to suggest how compassion is a necessary value to profess.

Conclusion:

Conclude by reasserting significance of the compassion.