Modern Romanticism

The aspect of romance, divided between the heartening and the thoughtful.

Words of Wisdom – “A 21st Century’s Losing Touch with Empathy” – Philosophy on Love – 11/6/2019

November 6, 2019

“A 21st century’s losing touch with empathy is when we continually utter the two words, ‘Be yourself’. Has no one ever considered, or rather, has everyone forgotten what it means to identify with someone else? It is a tragic world where people are only themselves, and no one can be alike another, or admit to being like another, or ever venture to say to another, ‘I am just like you’. It is a loss of empathy in this respect, for to simply want to be like oneself is to create distance, and thus, there is no unity in this. To be like oneself, will never make such a selfish person want to be like another, even though, in truth, they are like everyone.

Do we call such words as ‘Be yourself’ as ‘nobility’? How pathetic. How bizarre. And how needless.”