Should one strive to show concern for friends, aquaintences, co-workers, and/or strangers?
An example and possible context:
I just started a new job where an employee had recently taken leave to undergo cancer treatment. A few days after I started, our boss called us into a conference room and broke the news that the individual has succumb to the disease. I was obviously detached from the situation emotionally, as I never met the person who had died, however the entire office was somber for the rest of the week. In this case, the individual was a stranger, and I wasn't sure if showing concern for the person's family was appropriate on my part.
asked Sep 07 '12 at 19:05
JK Gregg ♦