Is it compassion to suffer with the suffering one?

The following is an excerpt from a samvaad (dialogue) session with Acharya Prashant.

Question: Acharya Ji, would it be an act of compassion, to suffer with the one who is already suffering?

Acharya Prashant (AP): It depends totally on you. There can be no principles in this matter.

The one who is suffering, is suffering