Monday, July 24, 2006

empathy part two.

http://www.timboucher.com/journal/2006/07/22/empathy-in-politics/#comments

in the above link there is a discussion about empathy, as i commented in my last post. there is a thread through the article and comments about mood drugs and how they remove empathy at the same time they remove anxiety.
i think that goes toward my point that having empathy for people we can never help causes distress and that when the attitude changes regarding the feeling of empathy then the anxiety dissipates.
personally, i think if we turn off the t.v. and stop reading the newspapers and other media news we will get the same effect.
i tell my clients that ever time.
i don`t think the medications help regarding our natural empathy for those in our local communities though. that could be a disaster waiting to happen.

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