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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-11 09:20 AM
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12. I'd be happy to talk rationally about it but whoever suggested that wouldn't like it a bit.
Because the rational conversation would involve telling the smug fuck to off themselves for the betterment of humanity.
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  -The lack of empathy is the central reason for our predicament(s) IDemo  Jul-09-11 08:58 AM   #0 
  - Rec'd. Though, the young are always going to be less empathetic  treestar   Jul-09-11 09:01 AM   #1 
  - The University of Michigan study seemed to point to a cultural reason  IDemo   Jul-09-11 09:11 AM   #5 
  - I've actually posted several times on DU that families being forced to live together.  KittyWampus   Jul-09-11 09:14 AM   #8 
  - I remember reading a book "a Nation of Strangers"  treestar   Jul-09-11 09:18 AM   #10 
  - I think that electronically mediated communication has a lot to do with it as well.  QC   Jul-09-11 09:30 AM   #16 
  - Children are extremely empathetic. I'd say once the sex hormones start kicking in, we  KittyWampus   Jul-09-11 09:12 AM   #6 
     - Yes. And our culture is especially atomizing  treestar   Jul-09-11 09:20 AM   #13 
  - Hmm. I would call it sociopathy on the part of CEO's  ananda   Jul-09-11 09:06 AM   #2 
  - It isn't a lack of empathy, It's a hostility towards empathy.  lumberjack_jeff   Jul-09-11 09:07 AM   #3 
  - they have no conscience = psychopaths  ProfessionalLeftist   Jul-09-11 09:09 AM   #4 
  - I just saw an admonition to "talk rationally" about chained CPI.  woo me with science   Jul-09-11 09:14 AM   #7 
  - I'd be happy to talk rationally about it but whoever suggested that wouldn't like it a bit.  TheKentuckian   Jul-09-11 09:20 AM   #12 
  - The predictable shift is happening.  woo me with science   Jul-09-11 09:47 AM   #18 
     - Yes, that is the usual process, isn't it?  QC   Jul-09-11 10:11 AM   #20 
  - I have to admit I'm not overly familiar with the concept  IDemo   Jul-09-11 09:26 AM   #14 
  - Yes, you've got it just about right.  woo me with science   Jul-09-11 09:48 AM   #19 
  - ya know, the odd thing about empathy is that  Bluerthanblue   Jul-09-11 11:06 AM   #25 
  - That's what decades of "Compassionate Conservatism" does.  blkmusclmachine   Jul-09-11 09:16 AM   #9 
  - true, and getting truer  tomm2thumbs   Jul-09-11 09:19 AM   #11 
  - Ask any teacher--there really is something to this.  QC   Jul-09-11 09:29 AM   #15 
  - People, in general  fivepennies   Jul-09-11 09:36 AM   #17 
  - The difference between Dems & Rethugs...  3waygeek   Jul-09-11 10:16 AM   #21 
  - lack of critical thinking  handmade34   Jul-09-11 10:41 AM   #22 
  - if we are honest with ourselves, we need to apply this to  Bluerthanblue   Jul-09-11 10:54 AM   #23 
  - K&R - Wish I could 10000 times  Taverner   Jul-09-11 10:54 AM   #24 
  - capitalism and empathy don't work well together.  iemitsu   Jul-09-11 11:25 AM   #26 
  - I have mine. Fuck the rest of you. n/t  Hotler   Jul-09-11 12:12 PM   #27 
  - I still believe that  ben_thayer   Jul-09-11 01:16 PM   #28 
  - A dearth of empathy and an excess of psychopathy.  Kablooie   Jul-10-11 02:16 AM   #29 
  - in other words, we are being ruled by sociopaths. nt  tomp   Jul-10-11 08:22 AM   #30 

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