There is no denying that
consideration of others is worthwhile. There is no denying that our happiness is
inextricably bound up with the happiness of others. There is no denying that if
society suffers, we ourselves suffer. Nor is there any denying that the more our
hearts and minds are afflicted with ill-will, the more miserable we become. Thus
we can reject everything else: religion, ideology, all received wisdom. But we
cannot escape the necessity of love and compassion.
- H.H. the Dalai Lama,
"Consider Yourself a Tourist"