I don't really think so. My teacher was explaining to my how she doesn't even wanna be a teacher. She told me she never even wanted to be a teacher, all her life she was pleasing other people, and she never did something for herself. And that right there made me sad knowing, she put her own happiness on the line for other people and other people didn't appreciate it.
Here's the thing. We can only be impacted if things are relevant to us. But we all differ in what we consider to be personally relevant. You were impacted by this person's death because it held meaning for you. It doesnt have to have an effect on your inner social network in order for it to have meaning...
I don't think so. I can't explain why, but when Katrina hit, and I watched the news programs about the families and cried. I was in no way affiliated with the families or their situation, yet it definitely impacted me, I remember sobbing and ending up rushing around the house looking for my dad.
I think so. Most decisions are made based on instances or situations we have experience in life. Being able to reflect on these, whether positive or negative, hopefully will direct us in the right direction. The old saying goes, "one bitten, twice shy', I think is applicable to your question.
For some people maybe. Not for me - I am overly emotional and cry over everybody elses misfortunes. You should have seen me after a child abuse lecture for forensic biology - I was a complete mess!
Yeah, I think I'm reading his question wrong. I'm answering how instances and situations shapes our decision making but he's asking something completely different.
I remember when Celia Cruz died and I started crying too. I didn't know her personally; and that was like the 2nd time I heard about her. Yet I still cried.
hell no, i know plenty of ppl who are not from Sudan, Pakistan, Somalia etc and they care about donating n helping them out regardless of relevance
This is why what you made on a term paper would have no effect on me. Like if I failed at something you would not care.
I don't think this fits, I could be wrong.
LOL, it happens to the best of them.