Hey There Empathy Warriors
Have you ever seen viral posts about issues that related to uncivilized humanity, injustice or iniquity, wickedness or mischief, intimidating over particular diversity or else. Just like white supremacy, perhaps?
Then, suddenly seeing those kind of issues make you feel deeply sorry for the situations that had occurred, feel sad for all the victims and somehow wish that you don’t want this to be happened (again) to anyone else (anymore).
it is more like you owe societies to act like you are not entangling with any kind of bigotry behaviors or at least not being lack of empathy. Just because you are human and for sure, humanity-consciousness is the essential part of being a human himself. Meanwhile, you forget that you, yourself often reluctantly admit for being part of those related issues. Because (fortunately) what you do, never get blown up to medias (yet). Or, you’re obliviously living the life that you loathe in medias.
So that you give those posts appreciation’s imoji. Repost those posts with sincerity-kind-of-caption that show your concerns (emphatically) regarding to the issues. And, voila! You feel like you’ve contributed to stop those unpleasant issues happen in the future by one single click of repost.
Sharing is caring. It is. You’d be gladly discuss those issues upon (social) medias, scrutinizing and giving horizons over comment sections or just agree to some justifications or opinions. But what does exactly the influential impact for such behaviorals? Does a discussion could change them?
Not a single one.
You just love the ideas of being morally accepted by the majority. You love the ideas that you cater your own egos to be seen as humanists. You like how people perceive the images you created as being somewhatcalled (almost) philanthropists. You want (badly) people to know that you care.
“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.” — James Baldwin, Author.
I’d love to let you recall.
Remember the last time you were laughing toward other people’s outfits just because they have different taste as most of yours? How about the last time you mocked other people just because they don’t do things or having different penchant as you do? When they felt insulted and upset, you found that they had no chill. It was a total joke. C’mon!
How about seeing people that throwing rages on social medias? Sharing about depressions or even knowing some people you know struggling with their mental issues. Other than hear something straight from the horse’s mouth or recognizing based on qualified knowledges, you’d prefer an easy peasy way; judging. What else new, huh?
We might sailing for the same port, but we might be on the different boat.
But when you see articles about rockstars or any other well known people committing suicide, you got rattled. You feel bunch of exasperations about unknown subjects that lead certain people to suicidal. You feel lost. You feel like you need to use your voices to show the world (of your own) that you do care and this needs to be stopped. For the sake of humanity, you are the empathy warriors. Hell yeah!
You don’t know what is so wrong about it. Because your circle of friends are okay with that, so you don’t feel that it is a proper infringement. At the drop of a hat, you are not responsible of controlling other’s feeling. You know you are good enough being the devil’s advocate about society. At least, to defend yourself for being blamed. As wise man said, a self absorbed person can only see the faults of other, but they are often color blind to their own.
But hey, there’s always both sides of everything. Sometimes, not saying anything is the best answer. You see, silence can never be misquoted. Be the nice person that once in a blue moon.
“To perceive is to suffer.” — Aristotle.