From the comments

Well-written response. Bravo:

We (those of us who are not clinical psychopaths) relate to suffering in others…we recognize that it could be us and we would want someone to help us in our time of need. The problem with this is that when we don’t recognize that it could be us, we are less likely to help. I.e., if we don’t understand why an alcoholic drinks, or why a homeless person doesn’t just get a job, then we are less apt to help because we can’t picture ourselves being in that position.

~ biodork

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2 Responses to From the comments

  1. biodork says:

    *slight reddening of the cheeks, which may or may not be a blush or recent sunburn*

    Thanks. We all have the capacity for making others’ lives easier/better/happier, and I believe that being willing to try to understand our different situations is the best way to put ourselves in a position to help.

  2. cafewitteveen says:

    You keep saying cool stuff and I’ll keep posting it! :)

    I really appreciated the response. Thanks for reading and actively participating.

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