posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 05:12 PM
Great thread OP... S&F
You wrote ...
"Let's hope for the sake of humanity that our leaders can learn to compromise, share, and realize we are all closer than we think."
I'd like to add: Some, not all, but some of our leaders actually lack the ability to compromise, share, to realize we are all closer than we think.
They cannot learn this. The ability is simply not there. They are not withholding the ability -- it does not exist. They are not normal people acting
Wishing, wanting, hoping and expecting the ability to be there won't make it happen. When we refuse to accept this reality we wind up paying the
price. Regardless of their ability to articulate like a pro, their assets and IQ's or titles, a certain percentage of our leaders (and the general
population) lack the ability to feel genuine empathy.
Without the ability to feel genuine empathy one cannot possibly compromise.
The brains of those 'without empathy' are hard-wired a little differently from that of individuals who can compromise ... and this is evident on a
standard fMRI scan. Even the best education at the best Ivy League school cannot make one experience events or issues through the eyes of others if
that specific region of their brain never fully developed. There is no correlation between IQ and the ability to empathize, and therefore the ability
to share and to compromise.
By the way, there's a (DSM) medical term for this disorder ... sociopathy/psychopathy. My 2 cents.
This is really what we are dealing with.