If the world is unjust and we are only here for a short time being, and our only concern is to survive, why do I have feelings for others that I do not know? Why do I feel pain for people and want to help when they are in the time of need?
Humans are just another form of animals and animals have no such thing a moral or ethics, which is man made. So is this the human condition, the feeling of compassion for others, or is this just a social condition that was society programming for the greater good of mankind? Real question so PLEASE preach your bible somewhere else.
lnuk. Where have I contracted myself? Anyways, It feels good to be self-righteous don't it? Dumba$$ You miss my whole point.
Moonshot. Very true. So compassion is in fact caused our ancestors’ precondition for the sense of survival, hence it is cause in part by nature and by nurture, right?
As is already dawning upon your awareness, your feelings of compassion assert themselves despite what you see in the world around you, among your peers. You may find a few people who feel the way you do, but I suspect that most people don't, or they say they don't, or at least they've managed to push any pressing concerns about others out of their consciousness.
In some ways humans operate like animals, but in many ways they do not. The fact that humans are self-reflective and moral is quite different from animals, for instance. So where does this come from? The mere fact that you ask these questions is different from animals.
It's my opinion, that if you want to maintain any delicacy of emotion, in order to not become callous and unsympathetic, you will have to admit that Something sustains the world beyond what we "objectively" observe in the sciences, and what really sustains us in the world is not our technology, but the same things that sustained all peoples and animals throughout all time. And we are sustained despite the fact that many people are quite evil, self-centered, and clearly destructive. (It's for this reason that I don't think you can say with conviction that "society" programs us to serve the greater good. Quite the opposite, as it seems that society usually tells us to serve ourselves, and to justify our own wishes as somehow being beneficial for the polity as well).
You said you didn't want Bible preaching, so I won't give it to you. Yet quite unexpectedly and late in my life, I did discover that the life of Christ (it's in the Bible) answered my questions, which were similar to yours, more adequately than anything else ever did, and I spent most of my adult life studying and practicing charity.
You could begin praying, asking for the truth, asking to not be deceived: What is this force that sustains and guides the world, and encourages you to maintain a posture of compassion, despite the attitudes of others that contradict your values?
Whatever you do, remain humble and please don't fall for the fallacious answer that what you seek is somehow something "in" you, or part of you. It is not. You did not create this universe, your part in it is very tiny and brief, and you know that you are very fallible and your peers are equally so.