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When a Soldier Comes Home

Empathy is putting ourselves in another’s shoes, feeling some of what the other feels.

Empathy is the one important attribute that makes us truly human and is the basis of our morality: Do to others what you would have others done unto you.

Psychopaths and pathological narcissists, however, all lack empathy, and psychologists and criminologists say their numbers are increasing in American society….

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When a soldier comes home, he finds it hard to listen to his son whine about being bored.

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…to keep a straight face when people complain about potholes.

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…to be tolerant of people who complain about the hassle of getting ready for work.

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…to be understanding when a co-worker complains about a bad night’s sleep.

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…to be silent when people pray to God for a new car.

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…to control his panic when his wife tells him he needs to drive slower.

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…to be compassionate when a businessman expresses a fear of flying.

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…to keep from laughing when anxious parents say they’re afraid to send their kids off to summer camp.

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…to keep from ridiculing someone who complains about hot weather.

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…to control his frustration when a colleague gripes about his coffee being cold.

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…to remain calm when his daughter complains about having to walk the dog.

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…to be civil to people who complain about their jobs.

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…to just walk away when someone says they only get two weeks of vacation a year.

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…to be forgiving when someone says how hard it is to have a new baby in the house.

The only thing harder than being a Soldier…

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…is loving one.

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H/t gysgt1 and “thank you” for your service to our country!

In June 2012, the Pentagon said the suicide rate among U.S. active-duty military personnel now eclipses the number of troops dying in battle. Suicides have increased even as the United States military has withdrawn from Iraq and stepped up efforts to provide mental health, drug and alcohol, and financial counseling services. There had been 154 suicides, a rate of nearly one each day and an 18% increase over the 130 active-duty military suicides for the same period in 2011. If that trend continues, the suicide rate for 2012 is expected to be the highest since the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan more than a decade ago.

Enough! Bring our men and women home!!!

~Eowyn

Obama went to bed after being told about Benghazi attack as it was happening

On September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush was told that a passenger plane had flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York, followed by another. Bush then promptly went to bed.

No, that didn’t happen. But if it had, we’d still be hearing the outcry from the MSM.

4 days ago, on September 21, 2012, a Fox News Special Report conveyed the startling news that Barry Soetoro Obama was informed about the attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, within 90 minutes of it beginning.

B.S. Obama undoubtedly was told that the attacks involved AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenades, and that our consulate staff were in grave danger, including our ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens. And yet, knowing all this and not knowing the status of Ambassador Stevens, B.S. Obama went quietly to bed.

Amb. Stevens’ body being dragged through the streets of Benghazi

Daniel Greenfield of Right Side News, Sept. 23, 2012, writes:

“Forget the 3 AM phone call. Obama couldn’t even be trusted with an 11 PM phone call. They say that only a man with a clear conscience, or no conscience at all, can sleep this way. But hey, he had to be rested for the next fundraiser and the next party. Jay-Z and Beyonce, unlike dead ambassadors and Libyan militias, actually matter.”

I don’t know why Greenfield is so upset with B.S. Obama. After all, the POS himself told CBS 60 Minutes that the attacks on our embassies and consulates and the killing of Amb. Stevens and three other Americans (Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty) are mere “bumps in the road“.

A lack of empathy is one of the defining attributes of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. B.S. Obama is a narcissist without empathy for other people. Remember his inappropriate laughter throughout his interview on the economy with Steve Kroft on CBS’ “60 Minutes” in March 2009? Kroft got so exasperated, he said to the POS:

“You’re sitting here. And you’re– you are laughing. You are laughing about some of these problems.”

Empathy is putting ourselves in another’s “shoes” so that we feel at least some of what another is feeling. Developmental psychologists tell us that empathy is an inborn trait of human beings: Even newborn babies display a primitive form of empathy called “global (or diffused) empathy” when they cry upon hearing another baby cry.

Philosophers and ethicists tell us empathy is the basis of our morality: “Do to others as you would have others done unto you”. This is why psychopaths and sociopaths not only lack empathy, they are also remorseless — without a conscience.

All of which means there’s something very wrong with B.S. Obama. Simply put, we have a monster in the White House.

~Eowyn

A product of the “Self Esteem” movement

In the 1980s, public government schools began promoting the self esteem movement.

Here’s one product.

In 2007, five psychologists unveiled the results of their comprehensive study of U.S. college students who would have grown up being indoctrinated in the self esteem movement. Based on the responses of 16,475 college students nationwide who completed an evaluation called the Narcissistic Personality Inventory between 1982 and 2006, the study found that today’s college students are more narcissistic and self-centered than their predecessors, which has troubling implications for society.

“We need to stop endlessly repeating, ‘You’re special,’ and having children repeat that back,” said Jean Twenge , the study’s lead author and a professor at San Diego State University. “Kids are self-centered enough already.”

Self esteem can only come from real achievements. Unearned self-esteem leads only to grandiose narcissism.

That would explain why young Americans are also lacking in empathy.

A Univ. Michigan ISR meta-study in 2010, summarizing 72 other studies of college students’ empathy, concluded that American college students are 40% less empathic than in 1979 with the biggest declines coming in the last decade. They found especially large drops in “empathic concern”.

One of the distinguishing traits of the Narcissistic Personality Disorder is that narcissists, imagining themselves to be superior than others, lack empathy. A deficit in empathy also characterizes sociopaths and psychopaths.

~Eowyn