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October 10th, 2013, 11:51
Originally Posted by zakhal View Post
Children are not born with empathy. They learn it (or dont learn) when they grow up.

Cats have limited ability to learn when compared to humans and I doubt anyone teached the cat about empathy towards mice.
Even if empathy was something you could teach - it makes no difference here.

Having no empathy doesn't mean you have an actual desire to inflict pain and suffering. It simply means you don't feel an emotional response when you witness or inflict suffering or any other powerful emotion.

What I'm saying is that we're not born with the desire to hurt others - or to possess more wealth than others. Those things are based on ignorance about what brings actual joy and satisfaction.

Essentially, it means if people understood more about themselves and they didn't feel they had to inflict pain or possess more items to be content, they wouldn't do it.
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