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  •  totally agree...there were so many unplausable (0+ / 0-)

    variables to the second story. Large man! I am a woman, no part of me believes it would be possible to try to push that guy over. It's not given consideration first because it's not even plausible for me. I don't think I am a sociopath, but the reason it was considered was nothing to do with morality.

    I've read several of these "studies" with different scenarios and always have been unconvinced that the differences could be attributed to the causes assigned.

    I would like to learn more about attachment or validation and what that does to build intimacy and compassion in human beings. I do believe that head trauma plays a role, but I also think that when a small baby, child, is not validated, when they are not made real by the reactions of the environment, they do not develop compassion, and may "act out" their emotion on others, much like a person with borderline personality "acts out" emotional pain on self and others. It makes their feelings real if they see it on the face of another. And if there was some interruption in the validation process (that period of laugh were mom's smile back at there babies, wrinkle their faces, coo in return and practice empathy with a child later in life) then perhaps this is also one cause of the disconnect.

    This is going to be like cancer...it will have multiple causes, not just one.

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