Your Honor, years ago I recognized my kinship with all living beings, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on earth. I said then, and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free. — Eugene Debs
personally, i am not so enlightened as to include all of humanity in my local i-feel-your-pain group. but i am finding that the misfortunes of a couple of people i do include in that group are weighing pretty heavily on me right now.