Join Date: Aug 2013
Language: American English, some Spanish
Yes. At the same time, what does it matter? People are out for their own agendas no matter how 'selfless' they appear to be in the process. Sometimes one has to appear that way or else they will get toppled over by the other person(s) because of it. When we only have ourselves to defend, it doesn't matter.
As it's been pointed out, you can have empathy, but only do it from a distance.