Tag Archives: empathy

Fake empathy.

Most US Presidents, following a national disaster like Harvey, have spent time with survivors — comforting and talking to them, serving them food, and sharing hugs and even tears. Donald Trump not only took several days to visit the people … Continue reading

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Why I’m no longer going to troll-tweet Donald Trump.

Since Donald Trump won the election, one of my favorite pastimes has been trolling him on his favorite social media platform, Twitter.    It’s a lot of fun dreaming up snappy and sarcastic counter-insults to his constant stream of inappropriate, … Continue reading

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Rich people are more narcissistic and less ethical.

Time Magazine published several articles citing studies showing that the wealthy are more narcissistic and less ethical than average folks. Wealthy Selfies:  How Being Rich Increases Narcissism Why The Rich Are Less Ethical:  They See Greed as Good The Rich … Continue reading

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Trump’s budget, repealing the ACA, the triumph of evil, and the rebirth of community spirit.

I absolutely hate Trump’s projected budget, as well as Trump’s Obamacare replacement, which although is nearly universally hated  not only on the left but on the right too (albeit for different reasons), is likely to pass this Thursday when Congress votes … Continue reading

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Daily Inspiration: The Lunch Debt

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When 8 year old Cayden Taipalus saw that a fellow student couldn’t pay for school lunch, he took matters into his own hands. With the help of his Mom, Cayden began to return bottles…

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Rich people see the world differently.

I’ve long noticed that middle, working class and lower middle class families seem to care more about each other and show more empathy and generosity to each other than upper middle class and wealthy families, who often seem cold and … Continue reading

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Daily Inspiration: A Beautiful Friendship

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With everything going on in the world today, I thought we could use a bit of uplifting news. Meet 31 year old Chris and his 89 year old neighbor, Norma. Chris and Norma are…

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Why empaths and narcissists seem to need each other.

Credit: Let Me Reach with Kim Saeed The concept of narcissism and HSP (highly sensitive person) or empathic traits coexisting in the same person is a matter that has very little research behind it, but I definitely think there is … Continue reading

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Can you have too much empathy?

Believe it or not, the answer is “Yes”! But it really shouldn’t be too surprising, since people with high empathy are also highly sensitive, and since they feel everything so keenly, sometimes the negative emotions surrounding them can drag them … Continue reading

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Why Trotting Out the Tropes Makes Us Feel Hollow

A friend called me the other day frustrated about a situation that happened at work.  She was upset and angry, and as she told the story, she asked me, “Don’t you hate it when people sa… Source: Why Trotting Out the … Continue reading

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