It seems that everything that people do is determined by how they feel about this one concept, "compassion." If you value compassion, or not, you actions will reflect as much. Value compassion and you'll be doing a lot of things for others, if you don't, then you'll be more selfish.
Just know that compassion is the thing that makes humans social, and sociable. Know also that the big corporations and other power entities believe that compassion hinders their ability to make profits. It is because of this idea that they attempt (rather successfully) to influence our society, our culture, so to reduce as much compassion from our actions as possible. Compassion reduces stress, relieves depression, balances our economy, brings peace to troubled lands and and generally makes people happy. And isn't that worth supporting? Isn't it worth making compassion a priority?