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5 Reasons Why Kind People Suffer Deeper Wounds Than Anyone Else
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5 Reasons Why Kind People Suffer Deeper Wounds Than Anyone Else

Kindness emerges out of a deep sense of empathy and sometimes, it hurts.

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Who are kind people? Kindness is a rare quality among people but those who are kind are so because of the deep sense of empathy they carry in their hearts. Empathy, "increases the likelihood of helping others and showing compassion" according to a report on Lesley, and it "is a building block of morality—for people to follow the Golden Rule, it helps if they can put themselves in someone else’s shoes," according to Greater good. What it means is that empathetic people are kinder and since they feel emotions deeply, they suffer deeply as well. Let's look at it further:

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1) Kind people don't want others to suffer

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Kind people would rather suffer than see anyone else in pain. It is in their nature to put themselves in harm's way if it means protecting those they love. This also means that you suffer in their stead. Needless to say, the pain that you feel, even for others, stabs at your heart and you don't even complain because that's the kind of person you are. You would rather bear the pain than letting someone else share this burden.