I was dragged here kicking and screaming with my Thai wife and our kids to sell her family business. I'll be the one leading the parade to get the hell out of here lol. My wife has been living abroad for almost 30 years and she hates the place more than the rest of us. She seldom leaves and we are counting the days until we exit.
In 27 years of marriage I managed to avoid the place like the plague, the kids only came twice and it's been super hard on them as they don't speak a word of Thai, they are all fluent in 3 languages but refuse to learn Thai. Only one ventures out to Uni, the eldest plays golf everyday the others watch TV.
In terms of losing compassion - absolutely, I lost compassion for local expats a long time ago. I can now see first hand that some of the folks here are not prepared for retirement. Sadly I think a lot here don't have a pot to piss in and the end is coming for them - their poor judgement not mine.
So yes if you don't like it or can't afford it go home and PLEASE take me with you lol