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Some of you may be familiar with the notion of love languages, I'm wondering if there could be something similar in how we feel or express compassion.
For example, I seem to be more likely to be moved by stories or efforts that help empower poor people, focusing on things like teaching financial literacy, job training or parenting skills more than I am things that are focused on taking care, like providing food or shelter.
Or someone might be more moved by larger social or systemic suffering where another might be more moved by the suffering of individuals. I'm thinking of my Aunt who is always sharing things on Facebook about missing kids or how someone went above and beyond to help someone in distress, but never anything about the state of the world.
I can understand the need or use of all of them, but some are more salient to me. And I would assume that is how most people are.