I believe that at every level of society --- familial, tribal, national and international --- the key to a happier and more successful world is the growth of compassion. We do not need to become religious, nor do we need to believe in an ideology. All that is necessary is for each of us to develop our good human qualities.
True compassion is not just an emotional response but a firm commitment founded on reason.
Therefore, a truly compassionate attitude towards others does not change
even if they behave negatively.........
~ His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso the XIVth Dalai Lama