Empathy..... I know you know how to take care of #1...

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    Empathy. The ability to walk a mile in another persons moccasins.


    Is feeling empathy for others a virtue to be envied and emulated, or a weakness displayed by creatures known as 'food' that should be exploited?


    :eusa_think: Common sense and self preservation dictate that, at some level, genuine interest must be shown in the feelings of those we live and work with.....
    :eusa_eh: How large a community deserves some level of 'empathy'?​
     
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    Empathy? Only if you are blind, crippled, retarded, or someone I like.
     
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    That's an interesting list. No empathy for earthquake victims? I understand not having empathy for tornado victims, it's their own fault - But who wouldn't have a heart for those poor suckers nailed by an earthquake?
     
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    Empathy can be a curse....
     
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    true, tornadoes seem to concentrate on red states.
     
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    Only if you are blinded, crippled, retarded, and orphaned I suppose, afterwards.

    Hey, welcome to planet Earth. Sure, life's not fair, but that's not my fault. I'll help those that legitimately need help because they truly are at a disadvantage that can't be corrected.
     
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    Ouch! :eusa_shifty: Politics in religion?!?

    Say it aint so!! :eek:
     
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    Why should we have empathy for earthquake suckers? It ain't our "fault"!
     
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    Exactly! Fuck 'em!! Proof that their god is a Mr. Poopy Pants!!! :funnyface: Never happen to us!
     
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    Yeah, we're not like them that get earthquakes, i.e. we don't slaughter dolphins and whales, so god/gaia/whatever has no cause or reason to nuke us.

    If we show empathy to those being punished by god/gaia/whatever, we might anger god/gaia/whatever and get our own asses kicked too. :tongue:
     

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