When is too much empathy bad?

I’ve been pondering this question recently. How much empathy should I show without coming off looking cold and selfish?

I bring this up because it’s difficult to avoid that the economy’s in the toilet, which leads to an often heard statement: We are fortunate we have a job.

While I won’t argue against having a job is a good thing, staying in a bad job for too long could rob you of better opportunities.

However, it’s better to make rational decisions rather than emotional ones (unless it’s a gut feeling that has been plaguing you for eons). Getting back to my original question, is it even possible to compare yourself to another person?

I believe this is where the answer lies. If there’s something you don’t like about yourself, it’s up to you to change it. Don’t waste your time comparing yourself to others because you are not really accepting responsibility for yourself. More importantly, you could be taking the necessary action to improve yourself.

If you are stuck, talk to someone who you feel could give you the necessary advice to move forward.

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