on the one hand we have feelings for the plight of others, and on the other we have feelings for the self.
which should come first?
my global view is that if everyone had a state of unconditional love for themselves then we wouldn`t need to ever have to discuss empathy. it would be moot.
but we are humans and we live in an imperfect yet perfect and beautiful existance full of potential........so where does that leave us?
unconditional love for the self means watching for the presuppositions that the media delivers to us as fact.
the plight of others is tragic but if it is outside of our ability to be on site and help then we have to subscribe to agencies to do our empathising for us, don`t we?
has that ever worked?