A lot of people’s behavior pisses me off. I know I shouldn’t care and I keep telling myself that, but my god is it painful to watch a person degrade themselves into a lesser version of who they could be. And it gets worse when they convince themselves that it’s not actually happening. Amazing are the delusions our minds are capable of.

 

 

 

 

This empathy thing has unpleasant side effects.

Must. Detach.

4 thoughts on “

  1. Empathy can make us vulnerable, particularly in situations where we have very little control. I’ve watched friends/family members slowly deteriorate/give up… I keep try to help them, but to no avail – they can’t see it.

    In the end though, I think I’d rather care too much than not at all.

  2. Eunoia says:

    My preference is the same. Although, my empathy is rarely extended on an individual level, but rather on a large scale (as in most of humanity).

    I think I might right a post about this some time.

    1. I’m the same way for the most part, but I don’t know if I’d call it empathy on such a scale – each situation/individual has many complexities/intricacies-> Personally, I think I’d call that love <3

      (Or a profound appreciation for human life – which ever terminology you prefer)

      Also, your grammar error made me feel better about mine : p

  3. Empathy sometimes feels like an ugly thing. I try my best to keep mine turned off completely and for the most part I succeed. Then other times it just creeps in and then I am wrecked over it. Blah.

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