Love And Love Analysis

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Compassion and love are no foreign notions to anyone in the world, moreover most people have had an experience of love and compassion, and those who have not had a conscious interaction with love or compassion live a life of suffering. Arrupe and Williams both commentate on the need for compassion and love in society, to promote justice and a greater good. In a world of suffering, people need compassion and love which foster a just and wholesome relationship among eachother. McIntosh has taught us that self-awareness about privilege creates these just interactions. Because self-awareness fosters loving and just relationships, it innately allows for the examination of injustices and furthermore when we choose to act in the greater good we can…show more content…
But with most curses comes a gift, something that I am now able to use for the betterment of those around me, and that is how I have formed through being devoid of feelings. I grew up extremely analytical and that was how, and often still do, I expressed my empathy. Because I have always understood people’s feelings, but never did my empathy route those feelings through my “heart”, rather they were always routed through my “head”. Due to this, I have a gift for the rationale of emotions and the logic behind the illogical. This is a privilege that has been provided to me through my life and I am learning that this privilege exists, and now it is being utilized as a resource, especially coupling it with true empathy that connects my emotions with others. Only because of self-awareness, I can see that I had this disconnect to compassion and love, which allowed me to foster just relationships with…show more content…
Today in class, Monday the 26th, we spoke about specific standards that are pressed upon men in context of rape culture, but mainly societal stereotypes. I can confidently admit that I am not influenced by these stereotypes nor do I agree with them being relevant in my personal image of myself. Because of this third-party dynamic I have with secular culture, I can use it as a resource to form just relationships where I am able to help friends or those in need that may struggle with dehumanization, apathetic influences, or other injustices that are fueled by parts of this culture. However, if I were to lose a magnitude of self-awareness and introspection, I too would fall prey to certain injustices, so I must express extreme caution in my life when approaching
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