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Developing and cultivating compassion.
I think a problem I have been having is I have trouble building much needed compassion because to a degree I find it hard to feel genuine compassion for someone who willfully creates the causes and conditions that lead to their painful circumstances. It's easy to empathize and feel compassion for someone whose situation was not brought upon themselves, but when a situation or circumstance is a result of willful choices and effort and I cannot seem to build genuine compassion for that person.
For example I can't feel compassion for someone who hurts someone else intentionally because I feel like not only are they thinking wrong, but they take effort into making their circumstances painful. So I have a real stumbling block in generating compassion for them. Any helpful tips?