Typical attitudes of compassion address those near and dear who need constant help, for example, a family member seriously ill, mentally retarded, or physically disabled.
Pity and compassion are not generated in every case of bad luck, but only when we believe that someone suffers from substantial misfortune.
Because of its noninterventionary nature, we speak about pity as a luxury.
Pity is improper if we have power to alleviate suffering.
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In such cases our limited power to help actually stems from a perceived lack of obligation associated with our unwillingness to become personally involved.
I explained to the other guy that loved me, he was so sad but later agreed to follow me home. Six years after his death my old boys friend is back and want to claim his child because his wife doesn’t have child yet.
He married me out of pity and kept my secret away from his family and mine as well.
"Pity costs nothing, and it ain't worth nothing." Josh Billings "People are not homeless if they're sleeping in the streets of their own hometowns." Dan Quayle Pity expresses a negative evaluation of the bad situation of others. What is wrong with pity and is pity still a virtue?
The attitude of most people toward beggars or the homeless is a typical example of pity.
Doctors who can cure their patients do not pity them.