Compassion is not quantitative.
Certainly it is true that behind every human being
that cries out for help
there may be a million or more equally entitled to attention...
How to determine which of one million sounds surrounding you
is more deserving than the rest?
Do not concern yourself in such speculations.
You will never know, you will never need to know.
Reach out and take hold of the one who happens to be nearest.
- Norman Cousins