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  •  Most of us pause at cruelty (0+ / 0-)

    because of our primary empathy with other living creatures, including humans.

    Interesting that the "window" for developing natural empathy begins to close at about age three. If we haven't developed empathy by then, we often don't. We can CHOOSE to be empathetic as adults, but it has to come from a rational choice. It's not the same kind of visceral response to another human that we usually learn when we are very young.

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