Cultivating Compassion in the Face of Competition

How can we cultivate compassion, the habit shared in Chapter 8, even in the face of competition? What role does the disposition of perspective play in that cultivation of compassion?

In Onward, Elena Aguilar shares that “perspective allows us to empathize with others, see the long view, extricate ourselves from the drama of the moment, and identify a wider range of responses to an event.” Watch the powerful story of Sara Tucholsky’s first home run as a senior for Western Oregon’s softball team. The game against Central Washington proved to be a prime example of compassion and perspective.

How will you use perspective to help cultivate compassion?