Is unchecked compassion detrimental to society? Explain your answer please.?

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  • 3 weeks ago
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    Yes it is. It can have nearly equally deleterious net long term effects as ignoring the needs of well, people in need. Unchecked compassion does not take into account the reasons that people have fallen on hard times. It considers all in need on an equal plane. 

    Large scale compassion, ( and appropriate caring actions) for people who are in difficult situations through no fault of their own, is sensible. 

    Unchecked compassion for those who have played a significant part in the making of their problems, ignores the source of their dilemma(s). And that becomes an enabling scenario. Keeping people a cycle of dependency, instead of educating and encouraging them to change their life priorities and the decision tree they use. That does not mean that the encouragement has to come in a condescending form, or be punitive. But they have to be made aware that they are the author of their own misery. And true compassion would include an introduction to reality. 

  • martin
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    If you're going to be compassionate to everyone, there are people out there who'll take you for all you're worth, unless you become a little more suspicious and protective.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Actually, I think that unchecked callousness is detrimental to society.  

  • Chris
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    Note: Purchasing votes and creating dependence on the government with taxpayer money is not compassion.

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