posted on Dec, 12 2011 @ 01:42 PM
reply to post by arpgme
And empathy is also useless, is someone puts their hand in fire, why would you put your hand in too?
It would make more sense to keep your hand OUT and tell them to take theirs out too..
I don't have empathy for anyone, anyone who is said, I cheer them up with happiness and tell them just to be happy, I see absolutely no purpose in
feeling unhappy just because someone else is.
You may want to look up what empathy is.
em·pa·thy noun ˈem-pə-thē Definition of EMPATHY
1 : the imaginative projection of a subjective state into an object so that the object appears to be infused with it 2 : the action of
understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past
or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner; also : the capacity for
Your ridiculous example of putting your hand in fire shows your ignorance or intentional "misunderstanding" of the word.
Then you keep creating a straw man argument around that.
Complete fallacy of logic in your argument. Whether it is intentional or by ignorance, I don't know. Either way it is a FAIL.
Or perhaps you hoped nobody would call you out on this poor excuse/reason . You have used that "hand in the fire" response repeatedly, so it may be
that you are just talking about things you don't really understand.
This was evident when you kept talking about hedonism as though it only meant "happiness is a virtue" and didn't acknowledge the crux of it --
personal pursuit of pleasure (sensory).
Perhaps you just don't want to admit that it doesn't give you pleasure to relate to others. So you act like empathy "means" actually experiencing the
same situation as another, giving your "put my hand in fire" argument.
Instead of simply understanding one's feelings/situation. You act as though to have empathy for a victim of starvation or abuse, YOU would have to
suffer starvation or abuse.
This is not the case and shows either your deliberate twisting of the meaning to your own ends, or ignorance.
edit on 12/12/2011 by Chamberf=6 because: (no reason given)