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Pain and Empathy

One of the greatest mysteries I had to help with was about a boy who was too rough with everybody and couldn’t understand why other children cried from that roughness.

Then his mother told me that he had a broken arm, but he didn’t tell her till after three days of falling of his bike that his arm was a little bit sore!

He is one of a group of people whose part of the brain that senses the feeling of pain, was barely present. Because he felt little pain, he presumed others would feel just as little.

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