I really don't have sympathy, I really don't feel empathy and I don't really care. I don't make a point of exhibiting that, I never indulge in cruelty. But I will not entertain, what I consider, a dysfunctional personality trait. I value honesty and truth more than reputation, more than friendship...
I too, value truth and honesty. But it feels like a persons sensitivity, in your eyes, is a character flaw to be rooted out. I disagree. I will give examples.
A homogenous group of people are standing around the water cooler. Bob tells a joke about black people. Everybody laughs but Susie. Susie says "I really don't care for jokes like that. Can we change the topic please?"
Now if Bob and everybody else says "oh lighten up! you know I'm not recist!", who is being the jerk? Susie for voicing her opinion
? or Bob because he ignored and discounted Susies opinion
This quote of mine is taken somewhat out of context.
Please don't overlook where I say "I NEVER INDULGE IN CRUELTY".
I consider hate to be an indulgence in cruelty.
In the watercooler example above, I would not hesitate to call the teller of the joke on the carpet for telling a racist, ethnic, sexist etc. "joke". What I don't care about and have no sympathy for is any embarrassment the joke teller or the other listeners might feel as a result. I hope that makes my mind set more clear.