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Selective Empathy

  A selective empathetic is a more sinister evil than the outright unempathetic. The unempathetic is quite small in numbers, and are under more scrutiny. The selective empathetic is one of reflective desire, picking and choosing those to be glad for and wishing to prosper based off of desired personal gain, gain that involves putting others down in the process. This level of empathy is pure submission to outside preachers, outside systems, media, literature, art, and economics, and represents a dark and fallible inner sense. Letting things simply happen, apathetic to their greater truth, nihilistic in meaning, and a walking product of guiding forces around them. A pure empathetic is empathetic to all in all situations, noticing the humanity in all. It is sad to notice the selective empathetic being a prevalent and lauded endeavor, when the qualities of such selective empathetic are thought of also as manipulation. A great contradiction in social morality and personal character judgeme

A Proud Soul

Where around us we find comfort is what marks us.

For our comfort is not that of strength, not that of knowledge, or that of dogma.

It is where we secure our ever loving minds. 

The minds that have been neglected. The minds that need a sense of safety where we are not safe.

It is where we gain love. Love given to us before but not recognized.

We live with it in a hateful light. We see it as a weakness. We see it as harmful.

For this is not where we act, or where we strengthen, but it is where we live out our deepest desires.

Our desires are not chosen. Our desires are not designed. Our desires are assigned, and without conscious purpose.

It is what makes us beautiful. The passivity it displays balances us.

Without it, there is no relation to one another. There's no shared experience. 

The angry become calm, the anxious become safe, the ashamed become prideful.

Its beauty is taken for granted, day by day, and never respected.

What we respect is our accomplishments in spite of this safety.

A proud soul knows his time is limited. A proud soul uses his comfort copiously. A proud soul has found his love to spread to others.