Friday, April 18, 2014

I Really DO Care...

Am I missing the point about empathy if I think this is funny?

I think this is hilarious.
My wife does not.
I see her point.
But I still think it's hilarious. Probably because I'm an ass.
I guess just because you've read "Men are from Mars, Women and from Venus" back in the '90's and you mentally ascent to it, doesn't mean that you are a good listener.
I suppose there is something utilitarian about just listening and trying to be empathetic, even if you really DO care about a person, that could drive them up a wall. Just because you think you're empathetic, doesn't mean you are. It's sort of taking a reductive approach to how women operate...or something...I guess. I don't know. All I know, is that damn nail...if we could just yank that thing out...OK. Sorry. Never mind. Go on. I'm listening.

Just because you know someone doesn't mean you know them.
It really is kind of funny though how absurd we are.