“… one hundred thousand people may have died from yesterday’s tsunami off the coast of Sumatra in Indonesia.” “Turn the volume up darling.” “What time do I have to pick up Jennifer?” “Terrible, that earthquake. After 5.” “It was the tsunami, did you see the video?” “Most of it. I feel so sorry for all those people. Don’t forget her music folder.”
“You were tossing and turning all night, were you thinking about your toe?” “Yes, I couldn’t sleep, just ruminating about it all night.” “You’ll just lose the toe, the doctor said it hasn’t spread”.
“Did you read that letter from Jennifer’s school?” “The one about the parishioner needing a bone marrow transplant?” “Yes, I’d be willing to get tested and donate. I’d like to think that if ever I needed a transplant someone would be willing to donate to me.” “I agree, it’s one of those times when you just have to do what you know is right.”
“How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he drives nothing from it except the pleasure of seeing it.” Adam Smith: ‘The Theory of Moral Sentiments’