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Sympathy/Empathy

clucas
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11/27/2010 5:51:32 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Lately I have been feeling a lot less sympathy, and empathy then usual. I used to always feel bad and be burdened whenever friends or family are experiencing problems and always try to do anything I could do for them to try to make them feel better. My school, and area experiences many suicides, which has always provoked me to do so even more. I still do that, and try to be as caring as I can be, but I feel that I may do it too much and that people take advantage of it only to make themselves feel better. So when should I stop trying to comfort them, and stop bringing myself down over other peoples misfortunes? When I try to ignore it I just feel that I am being selfish.

Thoughts?
Cerebral_Narcissist
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11/27/2010 7:09:50 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
It's a balancing act, you just have to work out where to draw the line I guess.
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M.Torres
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12/8/2010 8:26:59 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I think it's understandable. We have no necessity to bear another's burden; if you feel you do not have to, there is no obligation. Anyone's first value should be their own life; all other values come second. It is admirable to try and value another's life by adopting the sadness as a result; but it's a supererogatory act. There simply is no reasonable responsibility or expectancy to bring down our own happiness at the expense of another.

I recognize this sounds selfish and unkind; but kindness to others and selflessness are supererogatory, so to expect them removes the value of the traits.
: At 11/28/2011 1:28:24 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
: M. Torres said it, so it must be right.

I'm an Apatheistic Ignostic. ... problem? ;D

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