The debate "Nowadays people are lack of empathy" was started by
July 1, 2019, 12:07 pm.
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EmiMoro, anicasme, Deat, MADHURA, GotWood and 8 visitors agree.
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I disagree with the idea that empathy needs to be taught. But if someone is neglected as a child they may develop disconnection and rejection schema which will make them less likely to feel a sense of community with those around them
I think we may agree I just wasn't clear. There are three stages of empathy, the understanding of someone's pain, the vicarious feeling of that pain, and the urge to solve that pain. Because we can relate to some degree to situations we see on the news and in movies we're able to understand the situation and feel with them. But if we do not feel a sense of community with them we're rarely compelled by our emotions to change it, and that compulsion characterises the 3rd stage of empathy. I believe we experience this stage far less now because we're more distant from our neighbours. We don't have that close sense of community we've evolved to feel empathy with.
We can still act to make a change without a sense of community with the person, and it may be triggered by an emotional compulsion, but it's far rarer and usually because of a good set of nurtured values. It's not what we're wired to do and politicians know this and take advantage of it.
I agree the problem is in comparing, but there is no problem with empathy. people empathize strongly with what they see, and feel disappointed in comparison, so they then present a fake persona to preserve their ego. there are many problems there, but empathy is not one.
and not all people empathize the way you think. others may empathize with the true intentions, and see it for the desperation it really is.
The lack is found by comparing. The important point of this question is not what empathy is.
empathy has nothing to do with how you present yourself. it's how well you understand others. and I'm not sure it's something that needs to be taught.
we certainly did not evolve to feel empathy for large masses of people, whether we identify with them or not, but we did evolve to feel empathy for individuals in *situations* we identify with. that is why we can identify with a foreigner standing over a dead field after a drought, or even an animal that is stuck in a hunters trap bleeding to death.
We've evolved to primarily empathise with small communities we identify with. We haven't had time to neurologically adapt to insane population growth and modern technology. The internet and urbanisation of our population has filled our social community with people who are very different to us who we know nothing about except for their differences. So given our propensity to emphasise with our kin it's only natural for our large centralised population to have more apathetic connections.
Some people did, but it depends on how you've been brought up
When exactly did people have empathy? You can name any time period in history and I'm sure I could find you lots of examples of terrible, terrible things done to people.
So when do you think that people had more empathy than now? The 70's, 50's, 20's? Or further back, the 19th century, the 18th century?
i think that people used to have empathy a long time ago, but now they don't because everybody is fake and they pretend to be someone different. They show themselves 'happy', mostly in social media, so the rest of the people think everything is allright.
It happens because they are not thought about empathy during their childhood.
Can you know that people in old times luck of empathy? And why do you think so? If you can't compare, you can't say anythings.
Yeah I agree. We've always lacked empathy for those who are not similar to us. Multiculturalism is just making that more apparent
when someone says something about nowadays, it usually has been true always.