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  6 months ago

#inspired - Your weekly inspirational quotes – Win 1000 points per submission!

Dear influencers,

We’re glad we’re seeing positive feedback and you are enjoying this challenge just as much as we do!

Every one of us knows how it is to feel inspired after stumbling upon remarkable lines or quotes that come either from a book, song, film, TV series or other types of media.
Historically, for thousands of years, humans used stories in order to inform, entertain and transmit various cultural traditions and events to the next generations.
Right now, there is an abundance of information out there, personalized for each and every individual taste.

Today, our theme is COMPASSION.

Here is a selection of our favorite quotes that relate to compassion:

“The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.”
- John Green

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”
- Plato

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
- Mother Teresa

“We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.”
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud --- the obstacles of life and its suffering. ... The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. ... Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one. ”
- Goldie Hawn

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”
- Jack Kornfield

“The only time you look in your neighbor's bowl is to make sure that they have enough. You don't look in your neighbor's bowl to see if you have as much as them.”
- Louis C.K.

What do you need to do:
Create a topic on the Community page that will have included #inspired in its title
Share other 3 quotes (other than the ones posted by Toluna Team) that relate to the general theme chosen (don’t forget to write the name of the person you quote)
Write your own thoughts, remarks or analyze the quotes selected by you (minimum 100 words)
Attach a picture that relates to the general theme

How many points will you get?
1000 points per submission

You can only submit one topic for each theme.
All entries that respect the rules will be credited.

Let your inspiration flow,
Toluna Team


  6 months ago
compassionate is beyond your thoughts, pain and beleive where at times u need to keep yours aside and go out of the way to help and share others pain.


  6 months ago
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.
Dalai Lama


  6 months ago
#inspired - compassion
“Compassion is to look beyond your own pain, to see the pain of others.” Yasmin Mogahed
“Compassion is the greatest form of love humans have to offer.” Rachael Joy Scott
“There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.” Robert Frost
To be compassionate is more than to just feel sympathy or show concern. To be compassionate is to truly feel deeply about another person feelings and opinions as they experience the ups and downs that come along with us through life. To be compassionate is to not just telling someone that you care about them, but it also means to show them that you care by being present to them when they need someone to comfort them when they are down, before they solicit for it. Compassion is a trait that only comes if you are willing to connect all the puzzles and challenges that come along the way, this creates a beautiful experience which allows us to be humane when relate to others problems, then we can comfortably provide support for them
in any possible way we are able to. For me, compassion and empathy are head to head. I challenge myself to be compassionate each and every day whenever I possibly can, whether it includes being good student, or it being shown through my daily interactions with my peers. Compassion starts with the understanding that everyone you meet is fighting their own battle of which you know nothing about, this shows me that we should not judge a book by its cover, in other words don't prejudge someone before you get to really know them. With that vision in mind makes it easier to treat others with love, compassion, empathy, and to have an easier
understanding about their feelings. Don't think that you are greater or lesser than others we are all humans facing great challenges, and when you realize that, compassion becomes a piece of cake. I believe that compassion will change our world one person at one compassionate act at a time. Gandhi once advised that" we must be the change we wish to see in the world", and I believe that if we wish to see a compassionate evolution, we need to start by being compassionate to others in every side of our lives. Violence and hatred could be solved with just the smallest bit of compassion, or even a little understanding that we are all humans and that everyone, even if they don't show it we are all going through our own hardships. Even if it is as little as thinking about what the person who cut you off on the highway might be going through before you go
off at them and start getting angry with them, and to simply just examine people's reasons for having a certain opinion or acting out in a certain way, before we start making our own opinion on their personal life and feelings, and start disagreeing with them. While these may seem like simple situations, but I believe that compassion can truly have a big impact when applied to any kind of scenario like these. So often major tragedies result when someone reaches "their last straw", such situations could be changed ifs individuals were to shown a little compassion and understanding along the way.


  6 months ago
#inspired - Compassion
“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
― Anne Frank
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
― Leo Buscaglia
“Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.” – Jackie Chan
These quotes of compassion, empathy, kindness all depicts one thing and it is just as simple as being a human.
A human born with no utter motives.
A human born with an innocent soul both beautiful in and out.
A human born with the basic need to enjoy, explore, sleep and to be fed.
All I can say is there can be ups and downs in everyone's life. Its inevitable and unpredictable.
Yet don't forget to show one act of kindness, caring or giving can make a person lose anything in life.
Don't look back and regret. Fulfil the wishes and cherish the present moments.
Have a great day.
Keep Smiling


  6 months ago
#inspired - compassion
“Give Compassion: Every day the average person fights epic battles never told just to survive.” – Ken Poirot
“Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.” – Dalai Lama
“In compassion, when we feel with the other, we dethrone ourselves from the center of our world and we put another person there.” – Karen Armstrong
We live in a world lacking in compassion. The sad reality of humanity is that the vast majority of people ignore the suffering of others. Perhaps many turn a blind eye for their own survival. Witnessing the suffering of another person can evoke raw emotion of fear or sadness or repulsion. Too often, people are detached or willfully blind.
We often learn compassion only after we have suffered ourselves—perhaps experiencing sickness, accident, illness, job loss, marriage breakdown, death of a loved one, prejudice, discrimination, social scorn, bad luck.
Without compassion, we would descend into a state of war. We would continually witness 9/11, the detonating of the Atomic bomb, the wicked deeds of the Holocaust. The philosopher Thomas Hobbes once said, “Life is nasty, brutish, and short.” I tend to agree. He also said that without government, “The natural condition of man is a condition of war. Everyone against everyone else. The Dalai Lama stated it best: “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”
Based on my observations and own personal life experiences, I am not sure that humankind is hardwired for compassion. I don’t believe the virtue of compassion is innate. It’s not an inherent human attribute. It is my view that compassion must be learned. Compassion means to have genuine concern for all of humanity, not just your own tribe. It is my view that most people are compassionate to members of their own family, such as spouse, and children, but are blind or indifferent to the suffering of others, such as strangers. It also means to practice random acts of kindness and expect nothing in return. For example, If you see someone on the street, and that person requests some change, give it to them. Or give a donation to a worthy charity. Or donate your forgotten clothing to Goodwill..


  6 months ago

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