This Week in Comments: December 10th—December 17th, 2017
Empathy Is Overrated – And It Can Actually Prolong Suffering
Dan Jensen: Not everyone is born the same, not everyone is dealt the same cards in life. It is not as simple as winners and losers and choosing a side. When there are winners, there has to be losers, that is just basic logic. We want everyone to have a decent life and a fair chance to make something of themselves, and if for some reason they are unable to, we want to make sure they get what they need to also have a fair chance at a decent life.
I could not imagine how it would be like having to worry about whether I would get a pension when I get old, how I could possibly ever afford an education and progress in my career, how I would be able to afford if my wife or someone in the family became ill. All these things are provided by us to us. We know that we are privileged and we do not take it for granted. But don’t come thinking this is for free, we all chip in to make this work, both effort wise and financing wise.