You know, Mom, being compassionate and having empathy is a very human thing. And compassion has its advantages and its disadvantages. In wartime, the guy who is willing to take risks for the benefit of others will be a desirable guy to have in the long run. People will be willing to support him, build a team around him, trust him. But it can also not be a benefit to have empathy. I mean, in every alien invasion movie the aliens can set traps using the "weakness" of the compassion of humans.
However that is also an advantage, having a strong need to rescue people in need, because a person's empathy might make that person more determined than ever to do whatever is necessary to rescue people he cares about or to support causes that matter to him.
If you, as a parent, are concerned about how homeschooling transfers cultural values on to your children, allow me to become tiresome and redundant by reminding you:
What has your child said lately that has blown you away?