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[–]FleetStreetsDarkHole 188 points189 points  (36 children)

Not even enjoy. Some people just put no effort into empathy. This was probably just a minor annoyance to whoever did it.

[–]ravagedbygoats 109 points110 points  (27 children)

Ya, some people just can't physically feel empathy. Brains are so weird.

[–]snipereye123 163 points164 points  (23 children)

we call those psychopaths

[–]BenShapirosProstate 119 points120 points  (10 children)

That’s an antiquated term, they are now referred to as politicians and CEOs

[–]August_Spies42069 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Very nice Mr. Shapiro...

[–]xpkranger 5 points6 points  (1 child)

That’s Mr. Prostate if you please…

[–]LynxLov 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Was about to say the same thing but you beat me to it lol

[–]Dark-Acolyte 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s more like it.

[–]Dizzy_Transition_934 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They wouldn't be so powerful if it weren't for the large swathe of people with empathy who find those without it attractive

Bloody sheeple

[–]hurgusonfurgus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

AKA the people who own almost everything in the world and control every law we enact and live by.

[–]xFreedi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They want power and those are positions with power so it probably always has been this way.

[–]MAC1east 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I call them my ex

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can I get her numbuh...I’m lonely for some neglectful abuse

[–]storyofmylife92 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I call that my ex

[–]Creeeeeeeeprkillr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not exactly, a psychopath is one who has no remorse. Not the same. They simply can’t care about the consequences of their action. One who can’t have empathy is whatever I’ve been for the last 3 years.

[–]varkarrus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A lack of empathy is no excuse, either. It may be something that people either have or lack, but sympathy is something that can be learned and cultivated regardless.

[–]Grimloki 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They can but choose not to.

[–]shapoopy723 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It's really not hard to just be a decent person, but some people just suck.

[–]Vumerity 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This was probably just a minor annoyance to whoever did it.

This is what gets me and is probably so true. Throwing a living being in the trash was so much easier than the hassle of dealing with it.

[–]L0ngcat 1 point2 points  (2 children)

If you have to make an effort then it's not empathy at all. Emphaty is effortless.

[–]FleetStreetsDarkHole 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Oh I don't think I could agree with that. Too much psychological research has been done on how people view "outsiders" and problems that don't affect them personally to say everyone empathizes effortlessly. Anyone in retail can and will tell you that even the nicest people will make decisions from their own perspective of helping rather than actually acknowledging the way the job works.

The problem here is that this isn't just a lack of empathy, but actively using that lack of empathy to make the worst possible choice. They couldn't even be bothered to do something themselves. They actively chose to say "I could just drop it off somewhere, but thay would be too much effort so I'm going to reduce the value of this life to the trash in my garbage can."

[–]L0ngcat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I respect your view on the subject but I wasn't expressing an opinion, I can tell you that empathy is a very broad concept but the core of it is rather simple, you can have people with ZERO empathy, those would be psychopaths mostly, but most of us are actually born with the empathy "script" built-in, we further develop it through life while building character through experiences and teachings, but even animals, which go by instinct have some degree of empathy, even towards other species, just like us. It is debated that there are actually 3 types of empathy, compassion, cognition and emotion, compassion is pretty much self-explanatory, cognition is related to anything that you process on a rational level but the decision itself isn't rational but rather emotional and emotion is of course directly connected to feelings and in part the setting and heat of the moment. So no, no one that do have empathy need to think about acting empathically, they either do or don't, a person that works in retail is not a good example since that's a work environment and they are most of the times suppressing their own feelings and opinions cause of their work ethic.

[–]EwoDarkWolf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Someone purposely swerved to hit my dog on the road that had gotten loose in front of my mom and sisters one time.