'Life Is About Compassion, Not Fairness'

Ben Brooks, "Compassionate Tools":

It should make sense to keep people from becoming homeless, or so financially burdened with taxes that they cannot afford to clothe their children, but then that system would not be fair in the least. We should strive not to be fair on a whole, but to achieve fairness with each person. If paying taxes means you will go homeless, there should in fact be compassion there to analyze the situation and make a decision on a person-by-person basis. Fairness be damned. [...] The moment we forgot about compassion is the moment workers became drones, unable or unwilling to be compassionate out of fear of losing their jobs. These workers simply value their jobs more than they do the ability to show basic human compassion to other people.