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Empaths, News Articles and the Lack of

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First thing in the morning, which is about 10am for me; I pour black coffee and open Facebook.  Most of my feed is weird facts, writing-related or uplifting stuff. Once in a while though, I’m gobsmacked by a shared news article that sets off my need to write an open letter to some dumb ass.  THIS post is not that letter. HA!

After a much needed pause, (where I did ‘write it out- to get it out of my head’)  I am drilling deeper into “What exactly is the take-away from the article whereby: the cop tazed and arrested a dude having a seizure.”

And ya know what?-  Empathy. Some people have too much, and some people have way too little. That’s the take-away.  My beliefs: Compassion can be taught, empathy cannot. And if you have an empathetic bent, stay away from the news altogether. Which sounds obvious, but sometimes its sneaky.

Quote of the day: “Know what you know, and know when you don’t.” ie. In the example of the cop. Yeah, he has skills. They weren’t suited for a situation that needed the paramedics.

Friends and Confidantes- Do we need to recognize when the help, needs help? – Grandma Auburn steppin’ away for her third cuppa sumptin…

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