Right from the moment of our birth,
we are under the care and kindness of our parents
and then later on in our life
when we are oppressed by sickness and become old,
we are again dependent on the kindness of others.
Since at the beginning and end of our lives
we are so dependent on other’s kindness
how can it be that in the middle we neglect
kindness towards others?
14 th Dalai Lama