Carrol Cox wrote:
> > > Why should ordinary lives require compassion? I would see
> > > that as (offensively) patronizing.
And I, in reply:
> > We see the world differently. I think we all need compassion. I think we are all
> > ordinary, except in occasional ways.
> "We" (as in "we all need compassion") is perhaps the most complex word,
> not just in English, but in any conceivable language.
I'm a good deal simpler in my _we_s than you suspect. "We [Carrol and Marcia] see the
world differently." Perhaps I'm wrong in characterizing our views, but _we_ is thee and me.
The other _we_s are people, or all living creatures, if you like. If there are any
difficulties in what I said, I hope I've absolved my _we_s from the culpability of
Crying whee whee ... all the way home,
This little Marcia