A Different Kind of Empathy- Polished Personal

The following is a personal response to the poem “Empathy” by Stephen Dunn. It’s a different kind of empathy. I’m not selfless, kind, or patient. I don’t push aside my problems to listen to others. It’s a different kind of empathy. I’m selfish. I seek out other people’s stories, pain, and emotions to fill the […]

Self-sacrifice vs. Self-preservation- Polished Critical

An individual’s capacity for self-sacrifice in the face of compelling circumstances. As an individual is forced to undergo various adversities in his life, his ability to sacrifice themselves for others begins to diminish. The idea of self-sacrifice within compelling circumstances begins to seem impossible as humans revert to their natural instinct to keep themselves alive as opposed […]