I have just received an ads message in my email box: "Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is a course designed to develop the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness for oneself and others. CCT combines traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research to help you lead a more compassionate life. The training includes instruction, daily meditation, mindfulness, in-class interaction, and “real world” practices. CCT is designed to be secular and generic so it can be effective with any faith tradition or belief system. " The class is suggested for a period of five weeks, will take place in the Bay Area and will be taught by a woman certified in Compassion (!) by Stanford University. People, I just do not know what to say. If we can learn compassion now in five weeks with a Stanford alumna, where the world is going?