You simply never know...
...the pains and tragic situations which surround us every day. It always pays off, in a personal and spiritual sense, to take the time to listen, learn and properly evaluate a situation before jumping to a conclusion or jumping into action.
I for one find it amazing the actions of people around me since my massive stroke. They don't understand what I've been through, or my limitations, yet they often behave in wildly inappropriate ways around me! One small impact can send me crumbling to the ground now. When I drive, someone zooming up from behind or passing on my right can cause me much anxiety. I know I have expanded my awareness of those around me, as I much better understand that a person can look just fine on the outside, but still be a complete mess inside!
Compassion always will out. Always.