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On empathy and it's importance moving forward
#51
(07-11-2017, 09:50 AM)rockchalker52 Wrote: Liberty wrote:

Succinctly nailed it.  Hit it right on the head.  And that's how you handle my ramblin,' man.

Tell me about the humanity of 99, baa and number two. "In your own words."
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#52
(07-12-2017, 03:38 PM)PleaseReportToTheFrontDesk Wrote: Charley Manson.... could I have any degree of empathy for him?

Got me to thinking about it. 

He's a human being with human arms and legs, eyes and ears, brain... looks like a human.... talks like a human... must be a human.

There's an old song:


A Tramp on the Street
He was some mother's darlin', he was some mother's son
Once he was fair and once he was young
And some mother rocked him, her darlin' to sleep
But they left him to die like a tramp on the street. 




If we picture Manson as some mother's child... then going all the way back to when he was a child, developing into a monstrous human being for whatever reason, we might be able to find something in him to have empathy with... and to grieve its death that left him less than human and therefore unworthy of empathy.

Listen to this and it will humanize Charles Manson and mess your empathy up.

Winner.
Winner.

Chicken Dinner.


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#53
Yep, that's pretty persuasive.
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#54
Empathy for the devil? Dodgy
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#55
Listen to it.  He is funny and affable.  If he was at a party playing music people would gather around him because he has a lot of charisma.  Charles Manson was also a human with a mental deficit.  He was and remains mentally ill.  If you have empathy at all it should be for a man that suffers an illness.
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#56
Interesting that the Beach Boys and Guns & Roses sang his songs and that he recorded songs while in prison. 

Btw, I know you all know this but once again it comes to me... our prisons are full of mentally ill people.  I am also convinced that most of the people we have executed were mentally ill. 

I'll guess that to be in the profession of working to help the mentally ill must take a really special kind of person... because if you have zero ability to empathize with a mentally ill person who has done things like Manson did then you'd be in the wrong profession... right? 

ah well... world is a bucket full of shirt sometimes... has been for thousands of years before I was born and if the world survives another thousand years it will still be a bucket full of shirt. 

My empathy to those who come after me....
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#57
(07-14-2017, 06:45 PM)Liberty Wrote: Listen to it.  He is funny and affable.  If he was at a party playing music people would gather around him because he has a lot of charisma.  Charles Manson was also a human with a mental deficit.  He was and remains mentally ill.  If you have empathy at all it should be for a man that suffers an illness.

Totally agree. The hardest hurdle to empathy is being able to lose that sense of self.
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