I’m reading a paper right now that talks about emotion being our direct access to our humanity. That we aren’t rational and it only distorts our actions to have a need for logic. My main care nurse in intensive care after my heart crashed “specialized” in people who were not expected to live. She also covered kids with cancer and survived it by being both a religious person and choosing to be vulnerable to the pain overcoming her. The spiritual side of us came first as we became humans and I think we put too much effort into avoiding the “irrationality” of religion as if it carried nothing to teach us. Or set us back from the perfect world we’ve made without it.

Empathy and emotion can flatten us. Since we aren’t fools, we need to choose to be out there and maybe medical people are more prone risk all that can go wrong by caring?