I wonder if people who treat others as outsiders, who shun or act with prejudice, would do so if they could feel the others' pain.
I wonder if people who deny the inherent equality of another's life would do so if they could themselves feel the pain of injustice.
I wonder if people who abuse, torture, or neglect the defenseless would do so if they could feel the effects of their actions.
I wonder if people who act as though their earthly home was just a thing to be exploited would do if they felt every pang that our Earth Mother and her children feel.
I wonder if empaths are the next step in evolution or just remnants of some failing evolutionary line. I wonder.
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