sympathise/empathise with people who for whatever reason, make bad/less than ideal/however you want to put it, choices - criminal activity, drug addiction, etc?
I have noticed in alot of threads lately there seems to be either people who look for the reasons behind why people do the things they do OR peope who take a more hardlined approach.
Do you think sometimes it depends how much you have been through in your own life? If you have experienced adversity in your own life are you more likely to sympathise with others or the other way around? Those who take the hardline, why?
I hope this makes sense!