Homo sum. Every human is an “empath”. We, humans, are born with the power of expansion. We can expand mentally to learn from seemingly nothing: intellect. We can expand to assimilate, more than feeling sympathetically, to be in others’ emotions: empathy. Psychos willingly discard the ability to expand and assimilate. They suppress conscience. This surrender of conscience, caring in part, is why politicians, not representatives, are not only “out of touch” with We, the People, but they are actually quite stupid, also surrendering intellect to politically measured intelligence through the overall surrender of human capacity to feel and interpret. All these things are different. Sympathy is not empathy. Empathy is not the same as feeling until implemented and assimilated. Conscience is different from cognition, and quite fragile. There are those amongst us who serve themselves to such degrees, often virtue boasting, deceptively, to hide their vampiresque, life sucking from the innocent and weak. Intelligence is as good as a dog learning to heel: measured, monitored, and punishable when disobeyed. Be human. Learn the traits of humanity and live them, or be a blood-sucking ignoramus. To be human is to be vulnerable. To be human is to be introspective, to learn. To be human is to expand emotionally and mentally. When you surrender your capacity to expand “feelings” you kill the expansion and assimilation capacity, killing intellect. To be human is to communicate. A dog barking, or a human regurgitating “news” you think you have the intelligence to absorb, is not human. I have discussed lies with numerous “people” who regurgitate lies and don’t know they are simply barking out regurgitated fabrications and lies, in the process, of serving themselves. Losing expansion of thought in pursuit of self-serving gains, over expansion of true self-sacrifice for others, is sub-human behavior, even though we have been told it is “normal”. Self-sacrifice, even if a simple act of stating opinion at the risk of criticism, is exercise of conscience, empathy, and the mark of humanity: LOVE; love above instinctual fear. Love is empathy, not sympathy. Love is self-sacrifice, not using government to steal from others to make one’s self LOOK decent, good, charitable, or honest. Be human. You, we decide. Some of the kindest, most considerate people struggled through all kinds of oppression and exploitation, and are still the sweetest people. They decide. Some of the cruelest, most dishonest and ravaging people were born with and lived with a silver spoon in their mouths, and they are sub-human, because they decide. Once you surrender your expansion, you don’t get it back. And the monsters cannot see it, cannot see how stupid and uncaring they are, because they surrendered their capacity to look at themselves objectively, surrendered capacity to hear real communication, and change. Either we change, adapt, or…dogs cannot change. Humans can change with assimilation of correct, accurate, truthful information. Dogs cannot adapt, but humans can, unless they cross that line into self-serving, anti-social behavior: psychopathy. A mark of humanity is asking yourself honestly, can I hear, can I change? You decide who and what you want to be. Environment decides nothing. Even God himself, if he exists, does not decide if you will cherish and protect your conscience or surrender it to the pursuit of gain at others’ expense. Be human. Homo sum.