by Matt Meller
Humans are herd animals. We are immensely depended on our group, often enough more than we even suspect. Above all our wellbeing is most influenced by the group. How that? Take our ability for empathy.
Judging from an evolutionary point of view the sole existence of empathy is the probably strongest indicator for how much the other’s fate is also relevant for your own wellbeing. If it hadn’t been of any use to feel with our fellow human beings, one could have been sure that we were not able to feel empathy. Yet we do and to speak with Steve Jobs empathy is probably "the single best invention of life". Nothing enriches our lives more.
Personally, I really love to see how people evolve over time, especially those I feel sympathy for. Of course, this is nothing strange I guess, but I’m particularly into comprehending the steps they have taken, the experiences they have made, the development they have gone through. I can’t express it in any other way, but I find beauty in people’s lives. And not being able to witness and experience the life’s beauty of my beloved ones, causes me pain.