active, ongoing help to meet another person's specific needs

a.k.a. nurturing sometimes, protectiveness sometimes

Complementary virtues

Contrasting vices

  • indifference
  • neglect

Virtues possibly in tension

How to acquire or strengthen it


Notes and links

Mentioned elsewhere

Inspirational quotes

  • “What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?” ―George Eliot, Middlemarch (spoken by the character Dorothea Brooke)