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The development of compassion is a complex interplay between personal and environmental factors. Analyse.

Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and nonpartisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections.

6. The development of compassion is a complex interplay between personal and environmental factors. Analyse. (150 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 3 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To distinguish factors that lead to the development of compassion.

Directive word: 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by defining compassion.

Body:

Write about the factors that lead to development of compassion – influences, experiences, value education, role models etc. Cite examples to substantiate.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing about importance of compassion.