I have the capacity for deep empathy and I do for people’s suffering. I don’t believe that having empathy is about being all nicey nicey, lovely lovely…
I believe real empathy, involved empathic anger at the way people are treated, the way society often treats people already so badly hurt and in pain.
I love humanity…I desperately don’t want any suffering.
But, I don’t like society, most of it.
The selfishness, the increasing narcissism I see so clearly, the increasing abuse not many seem bothered about.
I don’t like all the apathy, all the egocentricity. I don’t like all the push for outer success, outer happiness. I don’t like all the shaming that goes on, in society and within religion. I don’t like people enjoying seeing others getting hurt.
And I don’t have to like it at all. Or ignore it and be apathetic like most. And this does not mean I hate people, or wish them any bad at all.
In fact quite the opposite, I truly want people to change, grow, develop empathy and compassion.
But, I do have empathic distress at all the suffering in this world. I do have empathic anger. I do have empathy for future victims so few seem to be concerned about.
I still grieve this fallen world.
I grieve my own sins.
I grieve all the suffering, abuse, pain, loss, people who don’t have a quality of life, I wish everyone could have.