(Mint horse)>>333279>one person who calls you friend. An abusive asshole who should not be anyone's only friend.
Are you talking about yourself? I hardly see how you’re an asshole.
>Me thinks you are either extremely dishonest with yourself or probably you have never actually felt empathy and imagine its merely a concept not a physical illness that comes over you when you see another human suffer.
Ok, so I actually did some research on this, and it turns it that I may be a literal sociopath.
Basically empathy is feeling what other people feel, while sympathy is just knowing how they feel. So if someone were to be hurt and you were empathetic you would feel their pain, although if you only had the ability to sympathise you would just go “oh, that must have hurt.” An IRL example would be when my gran died and everyone was crying. Other people crying really annoys me because I see it as pointless and I don’t like loud obnoxious noises, but I didn’t say anything about it because that would have been rude. So I didn’t empathise with them because I didn’t actually care about their suffering on any emotional level because it was annoying me, but I sympathised with them because I was the right thing to do. So again I can feel bad for people, but I can’t feel bad with them. That’s actually a pretty interesting distinction.
Also something else to continue is that I feel really bad when I personally do something bad. So when I hurt someone I get overly emotional if anything, but if someone just gets hurt I don’t feel anything, even if I realise that they were hurt and take the appropriate steps to comfort them.>>333336>But since you're planning to not discuss politics and politically-charged philosophy here on /ef/, maybe we can talk more on Discord.
Yeah, I’m more than happy to talk to anyone on Discord. Do you want my Discord name?
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