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Human nature is so constituted, that it cannot honor a helpless man, although it can pity him; and even this it cannot do long, if the signs of power do not arise. - Frederick Douglass
GrumpyGrouchy GrumpyGrouchy 22-25, F 6 Answers Dec 20, 2013 in Community

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It is ingrained in us humans by mother nature. My understanding is, as long as your own existence is not threatened, you have the luxury to be sympathetic to all and sundry.

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3 words..the good Samaritan

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Pity makes the pitier feel superior and keeps the pitied weak.



Don't pity......... the superior feeling is just an illusion alluding to hopes of being better.



mx:))

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Great answer Micky :)

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Aw........ thank you. Is it a bezie? mx:))

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What's a bezie? lol sorry I googled and still clueless. Don't know much slang.

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Bezie, B.A., best answer.......... please pardon my slang, I've mixed with the wrong people in recent weeks. mx:))

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Hey, nual.... and YEAY for B.A. ty (that's thank you), mx:)) (that's Micky with a kiss and a smile)

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Unfortunately it's the truth. You can only feel so much sympathy for people who do the same mistake over and over again. However those who fight will not earn pity, even if they are weak. Only those who sit and do nothing but bemoan their fate.

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No not really.

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So you'd still have sympathy for them, even when they can't fix themselves?

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Yeah

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:)

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it's a cynical truth, i'll grant it that much

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That's just sad :'(

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it's also not true, cosmically speaking

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I still hope there's unlimited sympathy.

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