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Strangers' families and lack of empathy.
Posted 5/19/13

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PrincessLunza wrote:

Don't give me that /thread shit bro, we are keeping this thread going!


But I just answered everything about the thread.

Monkey spheres

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He's right, you know.
Posted 5/19/13

PrincessLunza wrote:

I'm 100% certain a thread about this has NEVER been started, because this is an extremely strange one, but I'll try to explain it as best I can.

They say about 1 in 200 (some tests say 1 in 25, some 1 in 75, some 1 in 250) people are psychopathic, this being characterised by a number of things (If needed, read the wikipedia article on Psychopathy).

Now this is related to what I'll talk about now.

Have you also ever felt indifferent/barely sad when one of your immediate/extended family died? I've had two members of my family (grandfather and cousin) die in the past few years and I barely felt sad for either of them.


no, but it depends. If you're not close or never talk to that person then I think you will feel indifferent. but if it's me I wouldn't. I personally am empathic and it's someone in my family, so I would care.


Also, I over and over again watch the ending to School Days, I love the bloody/gory scenes from other anime like Elfen Lied. LOVE LOVE. I get enjoyment from watching them die, especially if they're people I dislike.


hum what you're saying made me think about Rome. Before, the gladiators, the Colosseum was a theatre where slaves kill each other and the aristocrats enjoy the scene. After they realized they die too fast, so they made the gladiators fighting and games and such. What was horrible was the public enjoy it. I think it relates to that. I think is because when it's on a game/manga/anime we don't see it as real. So we think it's ''awesome'' and we enjoy it. Like on call of duty we would enjoy to kill people even if we don't like war


Have you ever laughed/felt good about/cared nothing about a stranger/person you dislike's family member (a parent mainly)'s death? I mean, that's a lack of empathy right? A few of my acquaintances have done so (Laughed at someone saying their mother or father is dead).


I've also heard about this in my psychology class if I remember, I can't be sure. but when someone smiles or laugh at a bad moment like this one you've mentioned, it's because they are nervous or they don't know how to react... sorry I can't confirm because I don't remember what the teacher said (I space out sometime in class xD) yeah it's pretty creepy though


I'm not saying I have (Which I have) and I'm not saying I haven't (F**k you, I just admitted I have), but have any of you ever done that? What do you think about the 'situation' as it were?

Damn this is tough to get across without me sounding insane, I hope I made sense here.

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He's right, you know.


I'm always right. It comes with being this awesome.

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Posted 5/19/13

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Ink-e wrote:

He's right, you know.


I'm always right. It comes with being this awesome.

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I created that level of awesome. Just so you know who you're dealing with.
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I only feel levels of indifference if I barely or don't know the person. I will also feel some relief/pleasure about a person's passing if it puts them out of misery, or if I believe that they "had it coming" (Examples: A killer dying at the hands of the would-be victim; A wannabe-electrician being killed by his own shoddy handy-work that could have resulted in untold numbers of casualties if he got away with it.). Also, I feel that people have no obligation to be empathetic about the deaths of characters in stories, since no one actually dies and we are usually aware of that fact.
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Posted 5/19/13

Ink-e wrote:

I created that level of awesome. Just so you know who you're dealing with.


It's a shame I couldn't care less, because monkey spheres.
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haikinka wrote:


Ink-e wrote:

I created that level of awesome. Just so you know who you're dealing with.


It's a shame I couldn't care less, because monkey spheres.


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You still owe me a high five, sir.
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The only funeral I've been to so far from my family was my Grandmother's brother's funeral when I was 10. Everyone was crying there but me because I didn't know who he was. I only felt sad when I was told that now my grandmother is the only sibling left out of 8 children.
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You still owe me a high five, sir.


LoL, I completely forgot about that bet.
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LoL, I completely forgot about that bet.


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Posted 5/19/13
We don't have enough empathy to spread to everyone, and it is an acceptable thing, since other families and social groups tend to have the sufficiency to spend the energy required for empathy on their own affairs. If not, then they better have sense enough to reach out for assistance.
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