I am aware. Thank you for pointing that out. I meant this as an opinion piece for a specific audience, though all audiences are welcome and encouraged to engage with it. I was specifically thinking of some extremes I’ve encountered when trying to engage with that particular audience, and how they’ve affected me.
Exactly. And so now I see where empathy’s gray areas are. For a long time I thought it was the answer, and I still believe we need to be able to see each other as human beings and connect in order to resolve conflict and reach peace. But I failed to see the gray areas where empathy is concerned.