Compassion is the quality of the personality or the ability to put oneself in the place of another person, to fully experience his experiences (usually the negative spectrum is meant) and to make a decision to help in any situation. Typically, the quality of compassion manifests itself from childhood, but is not innate and its manifestations depend solely on the characteristics of the society surrounding the person.
This manifestation of human nature is usually understood in one direction, namely affecting the sensual and emotional sphere. More and more people use the meaning of the word compassion synonymously for sympathy, but the difference is that the latter just means the sensual side, whereas compassion always shares the negative fate. This can be compared with joint suffering, when the second deliberately takes on part of the load to alleviate the fate of his loved one.