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Christopher Birchenough

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Should we be afraid of a Psychopathy Epidemic?

Assuming Psychopaths can out compete their Empathic counterparts, could we be looking at the extinction of Emotion?


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    Mar 15 2013: Psychopaths are only well suited to our current ideas of what 'success' is - that is, where nearly every value we have, is based on material gain, displays of wealth and the superficiality of what is merely 'skin-deep'.

    I suggest that as soon as the wherewithal to perpetuate outrageous wealth either disappears, or reaches globally sustainable levels, psychopathy for the sake of personal gain will disappear. It will become a pointless trait, too fleeting to become evolved and ingrained in the psyche of humans to the exclusion of empathy.

    Emotion and empathy are not going to vanish anytime soon. Empathy will be the most important survivor in a world that has squandered all its wealth on frivolity, greed and selfishness.

    It may not happen in our lifetime, and there will probably be a painful transition period, but it sure will happen sometime.

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