Empathy which is the ability to understanding feeling or condition of others based on their observation.
Why did I became interested with this topic? This because what I found from the person who have lack of empathy tend to live happier but theres is something else.
The thing that I should to highlight here is with empathy, human can live a better life together and we can make the world a better place.
So there is an advantage and disadvantage about empathy itself. Also having this trait of empathy in ourself can make a big impact on a community, friendship, family or our relationship.
Back to the my first point, which is:
Did it true when someone have a lack empathy live happier? Based on my situation, I have a friend that I consider him as lack of empathy. This is because he is not trying to understanding others.
He make all the decision without thinking of other people, he did not care if his decision can hurt somebody else. I have to admit it sometime it is good for ourself to make something that can make us happy but we have to look on that situation very well.
Just a minor example:
He always getting late to the class, almost every class he came 30 minutes lates. Maybe the lecturer doesn't saying anything but he's making the whole class feel uncomfortable.
Then, he always fail in his relationship, when he get a new girlfriend it only last for a month. Its look very hard for him to be in serious relationship. I don't know well, I just observe him based on my perception. And I don't have a right to judge. This is only for my self education. Maybe other people have their own perception/opinion.
I am partially agree that having a lack of empathy can make an individual life become happier but I don't know it very well maybe he just happy on the outside but in the inside, who know.
The bright side of empathy
In my opinion, empathy is very important aspect that should be in everybody personality/trait/character. With this ability to understand others perhap we can live in harmony as a society.
Before this @yvesoler has leave me a comment about a place which is called Damanhur.
Based on his comment, the society/citizen there support each other and they not judge others mistake. (Btw I love all his wise comment, I think I should get a talk with this person face to face.)
This is what we need to achieve something bigger or great in a group of people. We are born with different capabilities and specialities, some people are good at academic while some people not. But there's must be something that they are good, that is the purpose God created us in this world to complete each others, we are different.
In the aspect of family, it is very important to understanding each other because family is the closest person to us. Thanks God I got an understanding family, this is why I can consider that my family is a happy family. We going through all the hardship together, if someone make a mistake in my family, the other member will help and not to judge.
Then, in what ever of relationship, empathy play an important rule to make that relationship become successful.
In conclusion, I have to say that empathy is important for human to achieve something in a group of people unless you want to live alone.
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