An ex-friend and I had a debate. I said compassion is required if we need to build a better world. He said he disagreed, that sometimes you have to take action rather than passively stand by doing nothing. He supported violent protest marches suggesting that sometimes the ends justify the means. I disagreed.
Thinking I was he declared he wasn't a pacifist. Now it seems he has changed his mind and has said he is a pacifist surely proving my point that compassion is required if we are to build a better world.