Sometimes compassion does us no good whatsoever. Empathy is obviously a massively important factor in any functioning society but it can also be a treacherous little fucker, hijacking our emotions for all sorts of causes, most of which we have no power to change. With all the information of the world literally at our fingertips, this can become a real issue. Not that there’s much that we can do about it. Humans aren’t built perfectly, and sometimes even the most kindly parts of our nature can come back to bite us.

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Single panel. The sands of an arena. One gladiator stands over another, weapon poised.
Caption: There’s a moment when the crowd falls silent, right before a killing blow.
Caption: Just long enough to glimpse yourself in the broken face below.
Caption: As if that could change anything.