Go for it - live a life of compassion!
Read Compassion's Curative Power by Emma Seppala, PhD, the associate director of The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at the School of Medicine. Compassion offers tremendous health benefits and Seppala cites a study about the science behind compassion's health impact.
To learn more, see what Stanford Libraries have to offer about compassion including persperctives from evolutionary biology, neuroscience, theology, philosophy or other. Check SearchWorks.