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Empath, my ass


It’s a little worrying that people are now identifying themselves as ’empaths,’ and, of course, that label, once unleashed, attracts people who think of themselves as good people, people with a conscience, people who ‘feel’ for their fellow man, etc. – I mean – the connotations certainly aren’t negative…

But there’s something bizarre going on here, by using the word as a noun and not as an adjective, the impression being created is that empathy is a skill that only some possess or a gift for a select few, and not, in fact, the most fundamental ability of human beings, and the very core of what it is that makes a person human, and why – when we are referring to cruel people, we try not to use that word, we try not to call them ‘human,’ because we reserve that word ‘human,’ and NOT ’empath’ – for people who exhibit what we consider the basic fundamental skill of a human being; to feel for others.

You’re not a fucking “empath” if you feel these things. You are not part of a subset that can either feel ‘privileged for their extra-senses’ – or that can indulge in feeling that it carries an ’emotional burden that others do not bear’…

You’re a human being.

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KarmaMole is a nickname for Omar Kamel. He is a writer, musician, photographer, director, and producer. He makes things out of words and sounds and images. He spent three years of his life in a futile fight for a better future in Tahrir Square and has more opinions than any mortal man should be allowed. Some of them are on this blog.

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