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Originally posted by slugger9787
We have passion about psychopaths, sociopaths and APD's.
Passion is a purely emotional condition.
Com passion moves the arena of passion into action.
There are a category and class of humans that need to be either locked up the rest of their life or executed.
Originally posted by unityemissions
We were talking about psychopaths. I have come to understand psychopaths as being inhumane people. I'm not talking about a secondary psychopath, I'm talking about the real deal.
Here's why I see them like this. To my understanding, a psychopath has the perspective that only they exist! Other people are inanimate objects meant only to pleasure their every desire. Psychopaths only act in a humane way at times, in order to avoid conflict, and getting there way.
They have cold hearted reasoning, void of insight, and empathy. Their emotions are shallow, never truly experiencing fear, or love. From all of this, I gather they have no conscience whatsoever, and are inhumane, period!
I don't understand why anyone should feel compassion towards someone who doesn't emotionally comprehend the difference between slicing bread, and slicing someones arm.
My friend says that we shouldn't judge them for the way they are born. Well, I think otherwise. I think it's a grave mistake to assume all Homo sapiens have a conscience. I think conscience is what makes us act humanely, naturally.
What do ATS members think? Should we not judge a psychopath for the way they were born?
Deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it.
Originally posted by FrostyPhilosopher
I recently read up on this because I met a person whom I believe to be very much lacking in empathy and other normal human emotions. I don't think he would be, anytime soon at least, a serial killer, and he may never kill anyone, but he is very violent and has little respect for any type of authority or moral values.
So, should we show such people compassion? Yes and no. We should not shower them with kisses and flowers, as that plays into their mental game.
They will use and abuse anyone they perceive as a possible target. But, I also feel some moral intuition telling me that they can't be blamed like a normal person either, as they don't have a conscience. They are literally, mentally disabled; they lack abilities that the majority of the populace has.
So, if they perform a criminal, immoral act, they ought to be punished, but not for all the same reasons a normal person is punished. Society needs to protect itself from them, but they will never reform and they will never be sorry.
In psychoanalytic terms, he said, this suggests a physiologic marker for the presence or absence of a superego. “If you are anxious about doing something wrong or afraid of hurting someone, getting caught, or being the subject of parental disapproval, you would have a higher autonomic response,” he said. “Somebody who is physiologically different probably does not have that kind of anxiety in response to doing something criminal.”
Originally posted by unityemissions
reply to post by Unity_99
I fully understand that the naivety and heart of some people will prevent them from accepting that some people are BORN evil and will REMAIN evil no matter what we do. Furthermore, they will USE any bit of sympathy via compassion you provide towards them.
I've said this too many times on this thread. Broken record.
Sociopathy/secondary psychopathy is acquired. Primary psychopathy is not, it is fully genetic.
Very hard to reconcile this truth for the spiritually inclined individual, hence the point of this thread.
Just because we really wish something is not, doesn't make it so..