I don't think so, we are ordinary people. We just have a passion to write, to paint, to sculpt, or to build. I can write a passionate love poem this morning, and make a Rambo type knife this afternoon, which to me might seem to be on opposite ends of the compassion scale. I think we, as artists of all types just tend to show our compassion more than people who are not as artistic. How many poets are told that what they do make them geeky, or sissified, and other derogatory remarks, and how many people would rather be ordinary than put up with the remarks. We understand emotion, so do the others, but they do not care to show the emotions to the degree that we, as artists do, for we will withstand the critics. I can't count the times I have had someone tell me that poets are all sissies, then come to me later and want me to write something for them. I have at times wrote the most sissy sounding poetry for them that I could, for I knew they were going to claim they wrote it to impress someone else. My reasons for thinking as I do, not necessarily that of the establishment.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.