The gurus were a bit disappointed at the length of the last discourse so I went ahead and overdid it with this one…haha jokes on you, since when do I care about what people say?
This brings us to here and now ladies and gents. What really is empathy? Is it the feigned concern you show when someone misses their step and falls (when you high-key want to laugh but home training won’t let you be great?)
Or is it when someone dies and they’re not all the way close or dear to your heart and you decide to join the masses to weep buckets. You don’t even know why some of them are weeping that much, could be that the deceased owed them a considerable amount in debt. (“R.I.P Aunty the evil you’ve done in this world is enough”)
Now let’s talk about the female folk for a bit, no offence but what constitutes excess crying? The indomie has too much pepper? Ehen! is that why you’re crying? You said “I love you first” now he doesn’t want to say it back (just yet) now you’re crying? How is it going to help the matter? My dear carry your “L” with your chest.
The gentlemen have learnt the art of accommodating rejection first hand. We don’t stand around sulking when things don’t go our way. If Access bank ATM doesn’t pay, what’s stopping you from trying GT Bank ATM? (Scratch that, don’t try GT man these people are corporate thieves but don’t tell them it’s me that told you, I can’t afford a low budget lawyer just yet)
In all my dealings with women ( haha see you amebo), I’ve come to realize NOTHING. No, seriously I’ve learnt absolutely nothing. Just when you think you’ve figured them out, they try to emotionally blackmail you even for the most basic favours and they get away with it because “Patriarchy”. ( e-feminists about to hold torches in front of my house at this rate)
Entitlement mentality, the average human being is looking for a way to profit of you. Don’t blame me for being indifferent when the only time you reach out to me is on your birthday to “do something for my boy”. You weren’t “My boy” all of last year, what suddenly changed? (People get used for sacrifices for less my friend)
What is the appropriate thing to do when someone breaks into tears? Pat them like Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory (no it’s not a movie about porno) or beat them in addition so they actually have a valid reason for crying! (Don’t look at me, that’s what the average Nigerian parent does).
All in all I think empathy varies per individual and every single person has that thing within them that defines them as human (haha scratch that, obviously joking there are tailors who in my experience aren’t human. I mean who starts to sew the outfit you gave them a month ago two days before it’s time for the wedding?)
Till next time, lazy youth.