Compassion: the ability to understand the emotional state of another person or oneself. Not to be confused with empathy, compassion has the added component of having a wish to alleviate or at least reduce the suffering of another. Empathy is the ability to put oneself in the other person's place. Although compassion and empathy are two separate things, having compassion for someone can lead to feeling empathy for another person.
May 14, 2018