Kindness without Condition.
You are touched and concerned by the suffering of another unfortunate person. You feel compassion and want to help relieve their pain. You want to see them safe and secure.
Compassion encourages us to help the unfortunate. It motivates us to prevent harm to others. Our compassion continues until the unfortunate person is safe, or we can do nothing more to help them. Compassion strengthens the community. When we are compassionate we are following the golden rule.
We feel compassion when people suffer misfortune through no fault of their own. We feel contempt when we hold someone responsible for their own mishap.
We feel guilty when we fail to be compassionate.