Personally, pity is a sort of judgment upon a hopeless person who can live on nothing but the result of the superiority complex called pity. I do not oppose charity, but to pronounce someone so inferior or lack of life is itself a destruction of my existence.
For example, there are so many who give Re1 to and perhaps even Rs100 to a beggar. After giving away their charity, most feel a sense of relief that tells that that they saved a person’s life. Can Re1 save someone? Or can Rs 10000000 save someone?
It is nothing but a tint of superiority and one without a shard of dignity.
What is Pity to me?
Moreover, pity is that finite judgment that pronounces a person who cannot be helped by themselves, but only out of the disrespect of others.
I was enlightened after I read Ayn Rand’s Fountainhead.This is the quote, “But this was pity–this complete awareness of a man without worth or hope, this sense of finality, of the not to be redeemed. There was shame in this feeling–his own shame that he should have to pronounce such judgment upon a man, that he should know an emotion which contained no shred of respect.
This is pity, he thought, and then he lifted his head in wonder. He thought that there must be something terribly wrong with a world in which this monstrous feeling is called a virtue.”
Before you go …
What is pity to you? Is it a virtue? What’s your take on Pity?