Compassion is often, though not inevitably, the key component in what manifests in the social context as altruism. In ethical terms, the expressions down the ages of the so-called Golden Rule often embodies by implication the principle of compassion: Do to others what you would have them do to you.[original research?]
Wouldn't it be nice if we all practiced this a little more?! How about we spread a little Compassion in the name of Christmas Spirit and let the rumors and hurtful responses go for the season..