LETTERS: ‘Clever’ column lacks empathy

Editor:

Re: Bowing to judges’ power, March 2 column.

Editor:

Re: Bowing to judges’ power, March 2 column.

It is with great sorrow that I read Tom Fletcher’s column and his flippant mockery of chronic fatigue syndrome; in particular his statement that it “might be confused with what we used to call laziness.”

I flinched for the many victims of this debilitating, despairing condition, and I flinched for Fletcher.

A great man once said that whatever we judge, we will one day become. Karma and reincarnation at one time were concepts included in our Bible. Eliminating them was a mistake.

Faced with walking a mile, or an eternity, in someone else’s shoes might give us pause before we so cleverly dismiss a suffering we know nothing about.

Maureen Kerr, Surrey