Anyone who spends much time on Facebook sees the rampant fear and hatred on both (any) side of a political issue. We spend so much time vilifiying "the other guys" that we forget a basic truth: "the other guy" is concerned about his/her family, personal safety, and wealth. Just like you are.
When I travel along the major streets in my town, it's not uncommon to see homeless people begging for help, food, or odd jobs. It's more uncommon to see anyone help them. More often than not drivers turn their heads away, or pedestrians hurry past.
Imagine, for a moment, how much all of this would change if we took a moment to put ourselves in "the other guy's" shoes? By developing a practice of compassion, and by looking for ways we can help each other, we can change the world.
Could you love your neighbor?
What if we all really loved each other?
Here's how compassion can change the world: