Pity is not just an interpersonal problem. We need to do more than adjust the way we treat each other in everyday situations when hard things happen or suffering is present, moving from a passive stance of witness that says, "poor you," to an active stance of will that commits to your relief as everyone's uplifting. In the collective, the way that pity continues to snake through social systems of care requires radical rethinking and redoing. Among many who are addressing this issue, Larry Ward is making a unique space to bridge compassion work and social justice in order to root out pity. He is working to make a truly more compassionate world. I love this person.