We say "I feel your pain" how different would the world be if we really could feel others' pain?
We can, it's called empathy. However, we are bombarded by so much negativity in the media, we tend to back off and pull away from others. We become cynical and hardened to it because it becomes too much - it's an overload.
When I turned off the TV, stopped being a "news junkie" and started participating in the real world, over time I found my compassion levels really soared again. I think empathy, in the proper doses, does allow us to feel compassion and have a desire to help others. I think too much stimulus has an opposite effect, we recoil from humanity, isolate and insulate to protect ourselves from all these perceived dangers - but the truth of the matter is when we go out and see the actual world as it truly is, we fall in love with it again because it isn't as horrible as it's made out to be. We can become more balanced in our world view, and therefore feel deeply for others again.
This guy up above and his crocodile tears though - not so much . I don't believe any politicians are all that compassionate lol.
Great points about empathy..but let me clarify
I mean if feel a pain in my leg, you feel a pain in your leg
I feel a pain my head you feel a pain in your head
In that case we'd probably all be dead or paralyzed with fear and never moving or doing anything exciting.
Strange as it sounds -- yes an advanced empath who has studied and nurtured the "trait/skill/ability" can actually feel that pain. They have studied it much. Both show the same neurotransmitters firing and thermography. Weird huh?
I can believe that, the day my son was in a crash on his school bus, I felt pain in my leg before getting the call, he had a compound fracture in that leg
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