• Introduction and Definition
  • Definition: The care one shows for another because of their ability to identify with their suffering. To understand how the other person feels.
  • Notes for Mentor-Student discussion
  • Hallmarks of a Compassionate person
    • They think about others, not just themselves
    • They have the courage to help those in need, especially when it may not be “cool.”
  • People are always happiest when they are helping others.
  • Students and mentors should discuss three examples of living this virtue. The examples can either be of them giving or receiving compassion.
    • School
    • Family
    • Sports
    • Other
  • Who needs to have compassion shown to them?
  • How should we respond when someone shows compassion towards us?
  • Notes for general group discussion
  • What does it mean to be compassionate?
  • What would the world be like if everyone was compassionate to others
    • Ask them to give concrete examples.
  • Summary points
  • Compassion is a great habit to form because it allows us to help others and ourselves at the same time.
  • The more we help others the happier we will be and the better or family, school and world will be.
  • Take away line: Help those who are in need of help.




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