The practice of compassion is found in every religious and spiritual tradition. The human ability to put oneself into the shoes of another is the essential glue that holds communities together in both challenging and celebratory times. The absence of compassion is always present in pathological people. The observance of the absence of compassion is our key to self protection and to protecting our families and communities from the pure evil of psychopaths.
Psychopaths become experts in mimicking real human emotion. The careful observer will notice that when caught in a lie or worse having committed a crime, the psychopath is able to fake being very upset, very well. Detectives in murder cases often observe their suspects pretending to cry, yet their are no tears. All other signs of crying are present except for tears. The body refuses to respond when the emotion is really not present.
The tears do flow freely, however, when the psychopath comes to the realization that the game is over for them. They do not cry for the trail of innocent victims in their wake. They cry only for themselves. They cry for the loss of the ability to hunt other humans freely, undetected as the dangerous predators they are. Don’t be fooled by tears or the lack thereof. Become the careful observer. It could save your life.