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Joined: 6/19/2001
Posts: 5468
Posted on Saturday, December 1, 2001 5:22:00 PM
“There are two kinds of pity. One, the weak and sentimental kind, which is really no more than the heart’s impatience to be rid as quickly as possible of the painful emotion aroused by the sight of another’s unhappiness, that pity which is not compassion, but only an instinctive desire to fortify one’s own soul against the sufferings of another; and the other, the only one that counts, the unsentimental but creative kind, which knows what it is about and is determined to hold out, in patience and forbearance, to the very limit of its strength and even beyond.”

Stefan Zweig (Beware of Pity)

Teletz ischet telku, support a child in Africa, September 11, homeless……..
When you feel pity, is it an emotional/sentimental reaction of self-defense “I am not a cold soul”…..or is it a compassionate approach that requires bravery and strength to experience the full spectrum of feelings that arise when faced with pity.
Joined: 11/13/2001
Posts: 5
Posted on Saturday, December 1, 2001 5:28:00 PM
Saturday night.....
Нельзя о чем-нибудь весёлом???:)))) Common people, be happy, enjoy life:))0
Joined: 6/19/2001
Posts: 5468
Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2001 3:29:00 PM
When you see crippled people, do you take your eyes away or do you stare at them?
Do you feel confused as to what to do?

Joined: 11/16/2001
Posts: 1516
Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2001 5:50:00 PM
I see sick and crippled people pretty often. Nevertheless, it is still shocking everytime my eyes fall on a miserable creature. I just learned to hide my emotions. I try not to stare (I don't like to get upset myself, or upset anyone else). Pitty? No, I don't usually feel pitty. On the contrary, I feel like running away...I don't know why. I guess it is difficult to comprehand.
Joined: 10/10/2001
Posts: 9593
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2001 8:51:00 PM
Вспомнил историю одну. Шли на хоккей с братом, подходим к АСС, ну а там бомж стоит один возле дверей. Ну тот было к нам и не успел рот открыть, как братик вдруг заявляет:
- wait...I know this one..do you have any change?
Это я еще выдержал хотя совершенно не ожидал. Но когда я в ответ услышал
- hey man, it's my line...
That was it..

It's sad that there are so many homeless people, but when I see 20-25 year-olds with an empty coffee cup going through rows of cars stopped at a red light, begging for change, somehow I think that it's their choice а не безвыходное положение...correct me if I'm wrong
Joined: 11/2/2001
Posts: 267
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2001 10:17:00 PM
Одно время работал и жил в даунтауне. Каждый день ходил одной и той же дорогой, каждый день видел одних и тех же бомжей. (Кстати, знаете, у них есть пересменка и обеденный перерыв!) У одного была стандартная фраза, начинающаяся ;" Excuse me, Sir! Are you from Toronto?" При любом ответе дале следовало:" Then you will understand my situation. I came from Kitchener (or whatever) and lost my wallet, etc..." Когда он обратился ко мне раз в третий, и я ответил на вопрос отрицательно, я услышал ;" Don't bullshit me, man! I've seen you here before!" Должен ли я после этого испытывать жалость к ему подобным? А насчёт пересменок- на углу Дандас и Янг, около Gap, с 8 до 12 сидит пожилой негр, потом его сменяет часа на четыре белый мужик, затем тот возвращается. Можете проверить.
Joined: 1/30/2002
Posts: 313
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 7:43:00 PM
не давая им денег мы делаем доброе дело.

интересно что заставило их докатиться до такой жизни?
они хотели свободы? или просто депрессняк?
а может неуверенность , страхи...

Joined: 3/23/2002
Posts: 357
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 7:51:00 PM
nu vot i najal na etot topic s nadejdoi 4to eto pro piti(lepeshki)
okazalos net pro 4to to drugoe :)
Joined: 4/17/2001
Posts: 1462
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 11:25:00 PM
I hate when people pity me.
Joined: 4/27/2002
Posts: 1360
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 12:14:00 AM
interesno, ya segodnia kak raz smotrela peredachu po NTV(pravda s seredini) kasayuscheysia "zhalosti".
Podnyalsia vopros "zhalet' znachit lyubit'?". Ranshe na Rusi molodie devushki govorili "ya tebia zhaleyu" podrazumevaya "ya tebia lyublyu"(mne vse taki kazhetsia chto "ya tebya zhAleyu" upotreblyalos' ne v smisle "zhalost'", a v smile "ya tebia zhElayu", no eto uzhe vopros lingvistov).
Mne kazhetsia, chto ya nikogda ne smogla bi ispitivat' zhalost' po nastoyaschemu lubya muzhchinu. Ya hochu uvazhat' lubimogo cheloveka, chuvstvovat' v nem muzhchinu, mogu podderzhat' i pomoch v trudnuy minutu, no ne ispitivat' zhalost'. On etogo ne zasluzhivaet. Mne kazhetsia, eto bilo bi oskorbitel'no.

(tema nemnogo menyaet ruslo)
Joined: 1/30/2002
Posts: 313
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 6:47:00 AM

Edited by - enkelita on 5/1/2002 7:39:58 AM
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