The Burden of Empathy : Chapter 4

Chapter 4  I woke up at about 7:30, and cursed at myself for not being able to sleep in more.  But I was up, so I leaped my torso forward and erected my position, and pushed down to get rid of my morning wood.  I was dreaming about her.  It wasn’t a sex dream, IContinue reading “The Burden of Empathy : Chapter 4”

The Burden of Empathy : Chapter 2

Chapter 2  It all began in the summer of 2008.  My older sister Jill got a job at a charity summer camp as a cook.  My sister said she could have visitors, I had just completed summer school, and the time was perfect for my parents to get away on a trip and Jill wouldContinue reading “The Burden of Empathy : Chapter 2”

The Burden of Empathy : Chapter 1

Chapter 1 Before you begin reading please be warned that I have a terrible habit of going off on weird and off topic tangents, and I smoke pot nonstop.  That’s basically all this story is.  Also, for reasons I cannot explain, you must never know my name. It happened in Humboldt County, California.  In theContinue reading “The Burden of Empathy : Chapter 1”

The Burden of Empathy : Preface

The Four Noble Truths of the Buddha Life is suffering. The cause of suffering is desire. The cessation of suffering is possible The path is the way to the cessation of suffering.   The Eightfold Path Right View Right Intention  Right Speech Right Action Right Livelihood Right Effort Right Mindfulness Right Concentration