Compassion means loving one’s fellow men and women with all of one’s being. It is the desire to alleviate their suffering. Peaceful people engaging in voluntary consensual trade have achieved this with astounding success. We are all blessed to live in a time when violent crime, infant mortality, malnutrition, and starvation are at all time lows, information is virtually free and available to all, life span is at an all time high, people are healthier, safer, happier, comfortable and when even the poor among us have air conditioning, cars, smart phones, shoes, and abundant food. We are no longer at the unmitigated mercy of the natural world. It is a testament to the magnificent ingenuity, imagination, resourcefulness, will power, and uncompromising desire to thrive that 7.4 billion human beings can live on Earth. The human mind is an incredible thing! I am impressed and I stand in awe, thinking of what is in store for us. I gaze into the future with immense hope and promise for the splendors that have yet to unfold.