Not necessarily. I don't want anyone to harm themselves or anything so when I am talking to a person battling similar depressive issues as mine, I can be lenient in some regards but not because I feel some sort of deep sympathetic connection. I hardly feel anything when talking to people so I guess I'm on a personal quest to try and find individuals whom I can have deep, impactful, conversations with. No luck yet.
Back to the point of the topic though, when I do converse with mostly co-workers and the conversation detours into something more than just surface level banter, I find myself most times uninterested and even dumbfounded by the reasoning as to why some of them are quirky, depressed, awkward, et cetera. I find some of the reasons "stupid" to be honest and I know that sounds narcissistic, self-aggrandizing, and all-around horrible but it is the truth. I never tell them this to their faces however because I know the belittlement of ones problems can be detrimental to some because as silly as some of those problems are to me, they are all too real for others.
Part of the reason why I don't show much sympathy towards others plights is because simply, no one cares about mine. I've battled depression for years now, have confided in people whom have said that they would lend an ear only to be castigated and forgotten like a leper. These folks would abandon me when they said that they would be there for me. Most of these interactions have happened in my teens to early 20s with a few sprinkled in now in my late 20s although now, I'm less bothered by my social ineptitude and realize that in the past, others have taken advantage of my altruism. Now? I'm much more focused on myself and personal goals.
I still have depression, anxiety and weird quirks but I work on them by myself. No one else will fix them for me. Again, I know it's quite arrogant but when I find that others can't do that like me, I don't really have much sympathy; They have none for me.
TL;DR - No. I'm probably a bitter jackass but oh well, if you chose to read this tl;dr, I hope you choose to read my full statement above too.
We haven't lived in anything remotely close to "real" since the turn of the century.