People were created to work together and love each other. To help each other. To care for each other. Things were created to be used. The problem I see in the world is that things are being loved and cared for, while people are being used and abused.
I understand that we have to work, make money, and that life is not without pain and suffering. Yet, there are people in this world (many) whom view others as things to be used. Not be cared for or loved. There’s many examples: the rich using and abusing the poor to advance their quality of lives, politicians out only for themselves and not for their public, racists and sexists and those of the Luke that choose to like some people but disregard others as useless and not as human, and I’m sure I’m missing many more examples, but this post was written on an impulse from inspiration about the subject matter. Harvard psychologist Dr. Martha Stout reveals in her research and in her best selling book “The Sociopath Next Door” that 1 in 25 people walk around with an undetected type of mental disorder, with the chief symptom being that they have no conscience. This individual has no ability whatsoever to feel shame, guilt, remorse, empathy, love, and the like.
Their kind of glow or charisma makes sociopaths more charming or interesting than the other people around them. They’re more spontaneous, more intense, more complex, or even sexier than everyone else, making them tricky to identify and leaving us easily seduced. This why I mention earlier about the mega rich, Hollywood stars, politicians, and others that crave dominance and a thrill to win without the ability to understand love and empathy. Of course there’s the not as subtle haters like the KKK or other racial hate groups of other races and kinds that aren’t as subtle as that super rich guy we yearn to be like since their lives seem so interesting and amazing. Sociopaths learn early on to show fake emotion, but underneath they are indifferent to others’ suffering. They live to dominate and have a thrill to win at all costs.
Now not all politicians and rich people are sociopaths and are bad people, and I have no research right now to back up my claim that this type of sociopathic indifference to others emotions and feelings runs rampant in the groups I mentioned. It’s just a personal logical claim from my views and experiences. 1 in 25 people don’t care about people and only care about things according to Dr. Stouts research. But that’s not the problem in my mind. The problem is that the 24 out of the 25 people don’t compensate. We see the extravagant lives of these sociopathic individuals who live to dominate and thrive over us, and we watch, listen, and dream to be like them. Rich, powerful, beautiful, and what we don’t see is that they don’t care about you! We want to be like people who don’t care about us!
I advocate for acceptance of all people and for those with mental health issues especially. I myself have and do suffer from anxiety and depression at times in my life. Nor do I want to criminalize or ostracize the 1 out of 25. What I’m saying is that the 24 out of 25 can work harder to idealize love, TRULY caring for others, working WITH each other, and doing all this over any thing that money can buy. When we work together, we can accomplish anything. I hope this was a motivating and encouraging read for you to change your life or way of being to more love and caring and working with your fellow humans.