Sympathy feels good. It feels good to sympathise. And it feels good to be sympathised with.
And when we feel good, it is natural to think we are good.
But sympathy is poisonous. Sympathy is the white sugar of the emotional world.
Sympathy means to feel the same as, so sympathy adds nothing, like sugar.
Sympathy only reinforces what we are feeling.
Sympathy does not allow the feeling to flow and develop into other feelings.
Sympathy is uniquely unhelpful.
Yet it is the norm to seek sympathy here.
Which leads to nastiness when we don't feel and think the same.
Are we addicted to the white sugar of sympathy?