I understand.I agree, that's what i wanted to squeeze outta ya!
People in the west only look good coz they have everything, if they were in the same situation as most people are in india/china they wouldn't look too good.
But believe me tide, there are poor people in the world that would rather starve to death then kill someone and take their food. They are the one's that really know the meaning of empathy.
Also, tide, life is a roller coaster, it has up and down, we will go down and when we do, we will lose our empathy if we don't actually understand it. Governments go up and down!!! Money can not help all the time, u just fall harder the higher up u are!!
When we have access to too many resources, we often lose sight of other things, and it can become a distraction. It can also turn into something sinister, like the irrational greed displayed in some people. Valuing material possessions above human life, to me, is very immoral.
I'm gonna give you a clever clog award!