And You Say I Lack Empathy! (A Note To Society In General).

As mentioned in the title, this blog post is not aimed at anyone in particular-it’s just an expression of my bewilderment and confusion with the way the world works. 

Being friends with someone and then turning against them when they have done nothing to warrant it without ever giving them a reason why. 

Deliberately finding someone’s flaws and weaknesses in order to make fun of them and cause them to feel bad about themselves. 

Judging people by such arbitrary standards as the clothes they wear, the body shape they are or how highly or lowly they score in a test that really, in the long term, has no meaning. 

Continually causing conflict and drama for the sheer sake of it. 

Never giving someone a chance to be your friend because they’re not like the people you usually hang out with. 

Treating an attention to detail and a thirst for knowledge as something to be mocked. 

Picking on the most defenceless and vulnerable people in society who need the most care but end up being targeted by bullies. 

Using someone’s issues to exploit them or as a source of entertainment. 

Trolling memorial pages on the Internet to disrespect a dead person’s memory. 

Making someone feel so bad about themselves that they take their own life. 

And yet you have the audacity to tell me that I lack empathy. 



4 Responses to And You Say I Lack Empathy! (A Note To Society In General).

  1. Noah Weiss says:

    You have some very good points. Indeed, sometimes I feel that Aspies can actually be OVER-RUN by empathy.

  2. maximusaurus says:

    Above-average empathy is quite common with people on the autism spectrum.

    Unfortunately most people’s first reaction to feeling inadequate is try to drag others down with them; its childhood behaviour that sadly some people never grow out of. Life’s too short to be around such people, if they don’t make you feel better by being around them, then don’t be around them I say.

  3. Joseyjo says:

    I agree with the above. Stay away from negative, critical, or unkind people and don’t let them get to you. You don’t need that sort of person in your life. I think these types of people feed off other people’s dramas, and tend to pick on the more vulnerable, and sweet natured of folk. (used folk, because I didn’t want to use the word people again!) As always, a great post Steph. You always speak the truth from your heart, and that is what we all love about you. Stay as you are. You are very blessed in that you have many people who love and appreciate you for who you are. Stick with these people, and avoid the ones who seek to make fun of you or pull you down in anyway.

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