Ego edo infantia cattus: Article basically states that psychopaths can chose to be sociopaths, but some how they managed to do that without ever using the word sociopath. It's almost like they were lumping the two meanings into one word.
Caelistis: Each man hides a secret pain. It must be exposed and reckoned with. It must be dragged from the darkness and forced into the light. Share your pain. Share your pain with me... and gain strength from the sharing.
Kome: Ego edo infantia cattus: Article basically states that psychopaths can chose to be sociopaths, but some how they managed to do that without ever using the word sociopath. It's almost like they were lumping the two meanings into one word.Six of one, half dozen of the other. Sociopathy and psychopathy are quite synonymous.
lightknight: Right....so, our society, largely run in the upper ranks by psychopaths, now wishes to mandate that younger / less-aware psychopaths have their empathy switches turned permanently on...because they care. Hold up, I'm going to switch over to my logical centers of my brain, and get their response...yep, it's as I suspected, "bullshiat."The real reason, obviously, is that, assuming malevolence (not guaranteed on the part of psychopaths, contrary to popular indoctrination) is that empathic people are a thousand times easier to manipulate. Empathic people are required to 'feel' the pain of another person...even when that person isn't feeling any pain, and is actually just playing them; happens all the time with teenage daughters and fathers. This would be, ultimately, an attempt to 'cut down on the competition,' which sounds great, until you realize that 1.) you will not get everyone, and 2.) those who are now free, are now undetectable by their 'kin.' Perhaps I lack the words to adequately explain why this scenario might lead to a more disastrous outcome than the naive belief of "derp, making them go away" is good, but I'd like to think that a more intelligent person that myself could put forth the proper, coherent argument why this would possibly result in a somewhat hazardous future.Frankly, given the not subtle rise in narcissism across the board, I'd view any policies asking for large scale societal changes 'for the good of mankind' with increasing suspicion. It's not that it's not possible, it's simply that compared to the era of Feynman level of hard science, this stuff is somewhat less thought through, with fewer of the exceptions and ramifications labored over....which leads me to believe we are becoming intellectually lazy, decadent, and dishonest. This does not detract from those who are doing good work, but does highlight what might be a general trend.
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