SYMPATHY

by Dr. Joseph A. Bailey II, MD., FACS on 22nd-June-2017

Many Good people wonder why they, as individuals or as a group, have either been “Taken Down” or are not allowed to rise out of a bottomless pit in life. Perhaps an answer is they are sitting on the tip of a huge floating iceberg mass that just broke off from a glacier. Everything deceptively “SEEMs alright” but they fail to notice their body heat is causing them to sink deeper into the 6/8 to 7/8th of its mass hidden underneath the water. This is what happens when one is socialized or brainwashed to believe the unreal appears as though it were “real” and “right.” Such is illustrated by thinking Sympathy is the very best way to relate to people. But this Secular concept is exactly the opposite of the Spiritual “Compassion” concept—the cornerstone of African Tradition sociability. Many Black People are deceived because Compassion is equated to the Law of Sympathy in African Tradition’s Circle of Wholism. It says that Circle is the pre-Earth World residence of all God’s Creatures and Creations in which all are Spiritually related, regardless of how remote in time or space. This "All for one and one for all" constitutes Cosmic “ME/WE” Integrity “forever.” By contrast, in European tradition, “Sympathy” (C16, ‘feeling with’ or ‘feeling similarly’ to someone else) pertains to the understanding between people in settings of “Pathos”. Europeans define Pathos” (‘feeling’) as a temporary negative (often violent) Emotional tone of a non-spiritual nature causing derangements of personality and behavior. This implies a temperament agreement in fellow-Pathos feeling Qualities. The first crucial distinction is that in African Tradition–both Sympathy and Compassion are God-made and share the same Spiritual Space. By contrast, in European tradition it is human-made, sharing no natural space. Second, in African Tradition, Unconditional Love is Spiritual while Europeans define “Love” as an Emotion—which makes it “Conditional”. Both distinctions, being in completely different worlds, are extremely important for distinguishing Real from False Self people. Real Self people are “friendly related friends” based upon their mutual Compassion—i.e. sharing exactly the same Emotions. 

By stark contrast, False Self people, even if they appear friendly, have no “ME/WE” connections, and thus they are not the other’s true friend. Instead, they are exhibiting a “SEEMs right” relationship in the form of “friendly Sympathy”. The purpose is for some secondary gain, if not to “Take Down” the naïve other. Underlying this “tip of the Iceberg” presentation simulates Nature’s Symbiosis”—i.e. a form of parasitism in which two dissimilar organisms live together. Despite each doing isolation living, all are in a mutually helpful relationship. Similarly, with people, Alliances are mutually helpful participants who are psychologically and philosophically disconnected from each other—and yet feature sharing of common character traits. Liaisons (“a binding together”) are an association of self-centered group contacts or individuals, each with their or his/her own self-interest agenda. Yet, they support each other and like-kind people without having an intimate connection between them. Mindsets of both may be of theIndifference/Hate/Evil/Sadism (IHES) type–showing complex displays in vicious dramatic excitement or in the dramatic latest Flashing Light Gadget Crowd appearance trends.

So, whereas an emotional experience involves an involuntary awareness of widespread bodily commotion, to impart the “SEEMs right” Sympathy emotional "love" is a human’s decision to: (1) give it at all; (2) under what circumstances is this supposed emotional "love" given; (3) determine what kind of "love" to give and to whom; (4) voluntarily assess how much emotional “love” (Sympathy), in degrees, to give and for how long; and (5) the intensity of the purpose for giving. A typical “Purpose” for dealing with the other’s Pathos is to create a debt: “I scratch your back, you scratch my back when the time comes.” Particularly and clearly seen in politics, despite those involved disliking each other, Alliances and Liaisons are done in order to ensure mutual understanding, unity of action, and especially prompt and effective network support so all can acquire a common—typically anti-humane–goal. These 6/8 to 7/8th  below the surface Iceberg concepts are all implied in the Western word Sympathy. To disregard those who control ones mind and that slowly erode ones life is how all “SEEMs right” methods stack up destructive cumulative experiences that either “Take one Down” or prevent one from rising out of vicious problematic cycles. jabaileymd.com; JABLifeSkills; Theievoice.com

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