This was good reading, and echoes a lot of what I understand about society and the huge proportion of how he terms them “apaths/minions/selfish/lazy/cowardly types” – and he states….
“You see, its a form of retardation. No– really. I’m not kidding. Their brains are fucked up.”
Interesting and certainly a lot more bluntly stated, than I would express it.
Yes, I agree, the largest proportion of the population, are lacking in emotional intelligence, selfish, cowardly, ‘all about me’, often narcissistic, and I have seen this very clearly.
I also agree they have more ‘issues’ than they will ever realise, or acknowledge, or have to capacity to understand, because their self insight, is also very lacking, plus their ego’s won’t let them admit, just how lacking they are.
I guess you can call their emotional development – retarded. And I do see how they are actually ‘fucked up’, but have no clue.
Denial and ignorance…….is a safe place to live. For them.
They sure do love their ‘easy lives’ and fight hard to keep it that way. Their capacity to ignore all the real suffering in this world, is impressive, but very sad and very immature.
Empathy in it’s true form, is rare. Most people have sympathy and nothing evolves past that. And many don’t even have that, because they actually only ‘feel’ anything – if it benefits them. It is totally self serving and based upon conditions of needing to make themselves feel good. Which is very narcissistic.
I have been told by people, I should not have this empathy I have.
People don’t understand – because they are lacking in emotional intelligence, so don’t understand it in others.
They think I am weird, messed up, crazy and tell me to be selfish, focus on myself…….’become one of them’.
I feel things very deeply, I pick up on a lot, I sense things in people, I people read with accuracy, I know when people are selfish and lying, I understand and feel people’s pain and suffering and it distresses me. I also feel distress and suffering deeply myself, but I understand it and I have deep self insight.
But, I would rather be that way than be an apath/minion/selfish/lazy/cowardly types, embracing narcissism and ignoring suffering, as most of society, is so comfortable doing.
Yes, they are all fucked up and they have no clue.