Great link Simon! Thanks. I deal with people institutionalized into believing they themselves model the highest level of empathy yet get terribly upset when the people they “serve” behave in ways that betray a lack of appreciation for their practiced caring skits.
Justin von Bujdoss <> calls it violence: “There is extreme violence in trying to modify the process of another telling a story” and I think I agree. That there is a structure to empathy that can be fashioned into a universal sympathy-kit capable of replacing listening and responding with a pre-recorded “we care” message is a kind of violence of the generic human school.
It’s falsehood to regard humans in one type and I wonder how teachers with many, many humans to teach manage their empathy? What stories do they tell themselves to remain connected?