Essay on The Death Of The Tragedy

833 Words Jul 18th, 2016 4 Pages
Tragedy strikes daily whether it is a house fire, traffic collision, drowning or one of many other tragedies that cause major injury or even take a life. These tragedies ignite numerous emotions for the readers or viewers which cause many reactions. Some react with empathy for the families or surviving loved ones, while others assume the worst choosing to blame for the tragedy. Some choose to comment on online articles in ways that, if read by the devastated or mourning family members can cause increased pain for those who are already suffering.

Empathy is defined as the ability to understand and even share the feelings of someone else. It is not uncommon for someone who was once overly empathetic to become distant during times of tragedy to protect their emotions from the overwhelming pain they would normally have felt. Some are empathic people who have experienced emotional burnout while others can be considered psychopaths. Researchers from the 2013 Journal of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience showed that the brain regions involved with psychopaths who lack empathy and the regions involved moral judgements overlap.

An Idaho mother, who suffered the unthinkable death of her son on the night of June 2, 2016, shared her experience on Facebook July 15, 2016. Ashley Grimm, 31 described the loss of her youngest son, who was only 4-years-old when she and five of her children were in a major traffic collision on Highway 55 north of Horseshoe Bend, Illinois. Grimm described…

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