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.