Empathy is a characteristic of divinity that separates man from all other animals. Defined as “the vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another,” it is synonyms with being on the same wave length or having compassion. Empathy is selflessness. It results in service to others and renders a caring heart that gives meaning to the Golden Rule: “Do unto other as you would have them do unto you.”
Of course he knew. He just didn’t care.” As Obama claimed that he never knew about these conditions over his eight years as their representative, is it possible that because of his loyalty to his wealthy friends who would seed his political career that he took a “see no evil” approach in regard to the poorest in his district, or is it simply that we’ve elected an empathy-free president?
by Burgess Owens