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While some individuals may naturally possess a higher level of compassion, it is also a skill that can be cultivated and nurtured through conscious effort, practice, and the influence of the aforementioned 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.

7. While some individuals may naturally possess a higher level of compassion, it is also a skill that can be cultivated and nurtured through conscious effort, practice, and the influence of the aforementioned factors. Analyse. (150 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of Mission-2024 Secure.

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 etc. Cite examples to substantiate.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing about importance of compassion.