I think that its great for people to be empathetic. But is it possible for a person to be too empathetic? If a person is constantly stressed or depressed about feeling the collective pain of every one he knows, is this taking empathy a bit too far. What about feeling guilty about living in a first world country? Obsessing over why I deserve to eat while hundreds or thousand of third world children are starving to death. Just watching the news and hearing about all the crime and murder can cause me to sink into deep depression. there are so many children suffering in the world. I wish that I could save them all. I often fantasize about having some kind of superpower that allows me to go around saving people, or fixing peoples lives and making people happy. But I real life I just feel useless.