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Star: Now if one is fearless but has no love, abundant but has no moderation, rises up but has no humility, surely he is doomed.

Hogan: If you want to get ahead, show people compassion. It’s the most powerful force in the universe.

Compassion for those we like and respect is easy; for those outside that circle, not so much. It helps me to remember that just because I think I know the reasons someone is acting or believing in a certain way, that doesn’t make it so. People are much richer, deeper, and more complex than we think they are, and the same thing is true of ourselves. Taking an honest look inward (or at least as honest as we can manage) can help foster compassion for self, which makes compassion for others possible, if not always easy.

Star: Love vanquishes all attackers.

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