Empathy is something that most, if not all human beings are born with. The ability to look upon the suffering and others and feel their pain should not be taken for granted. Some of us are born without it. And in some cases, some are born with it but develop the ability to ignore it for “selfish purposes”.
“Selfish” is a strong word. We all live our lives attempting to make ourselves happy, so why is one man’s well-being paramount to another’s. If there’s something you can do to make yourself feel good, should you not seek out such things? That is where I find myself on a regular basis. I have found the joy in others misery. Either by suppressing my “empathy” or indeed, being born without it, my joy comes through your pain.
Slow at times, and as painful as anything you may have ever felt, you can take comfort in knowing this satisfies me more than it hurts you. Your pain is for my greater good, which is better than most can offer. Accidents happen, fits of rage can often end in the taking of a life but how many can say their demise served as great a purpose as this.
You have been chosen and it is an honour you should not take lightly.
Remember: Your misery is my joy