Fuck your feelings, nancypants
Empathy and feeling bad for someone are not the same. I don’t feel bad for hamber, but I empathize with the shit hand her child self was given, meaning I understand and I see how it made her the way she is. I didn’t think I was going to have to clarify the meaning and difference between empathy and sympathy, but here we are.
There isn't anybody here conflating empathy and sympathy.
Like I said, there is no right way to respond to trauma. I’m not sure how you guys expect someone with shitty asshole parents to magically not be shitty assholes themselves, especially when they’re as poor/uneducated as Hamber and her clan. You can offer all the help in the world, but if the person’s emotional and cognitive intelligence isn’t there, guess what? They’re probably not going to even know how to take the help.
There are loads of people with shitty parents/upbringing who are themselves not shitty people. I'd even go so far to say that I believe MOST people who had shitty parents/upbringing are not themselves shitty people.
Rather disingenuous of you, considering that no one is arguing that nor engaging in that beyond the usual shitposting that goes on here. It is entirely possible to empathize with a shitty upbringing while not sympathizing with someone whose own actions brought consequences along for the ride.edit: and everyone “deserves” empathy you twats, that’s the whole fucking point of having empathy and the human experience. You’re supposed to step outside your comfort zone and understand where others are coming from. Refusing to practice empathy because you don’t like someone is not how it works and is very childish. You’re calling Hamber a cold bitch, so your solution is being a cold bitch too? You’re def showing how much better you are with that response. Calling someone a narc bitch then demonstrating the same behaviour a narc bitch would, makes lots of sense.