Empathy is a hard pill and not an acquired
quality. Humans have an immense capacity
and innate inclination towards savagery and
violence. Don’t believe me?
Take a child for example, probably lesser
than one in age.
A child is the most selfish being of all times. A child’s sole purpose is to survive and for that, he can do anything. He never thinks of
anything or anyone else. He will cry to get
food, milk or attention and won’t give a damn if it’s 3 am in the middle of the night, he doesn’t care if his mom’s ill. He only cares for himself and his animalistic instincts which
prove that we are born narcissistic.
Empathy is something we acquire from our parents and our surroundings, maybe our school or friends. Empathy is a learned attribute that we practise over a period of time. Empathy is one the basic things that make us humans and separates us from animals and even machines. Being a little more empathetic, understanding and tolerant about something bad someone did can go a long way to save a relationship and even a person. I am not justifying wrong done by someone but, by understanding it you can help that person. Not at your own cost, definitely.
Empathy is a choice we make everyday whether to smile at a stranger or not, whether to compliment a co-worker or not whether to thank lunch lady after food or not, whether to serve something to stray dogs or not. Empathy is a choice you make every single second of your life.
Would you take the choice to be more