Mirror neurons

Oh! My dictionary has become food for ants.  Did they enter the bookbinding to learn some new words and mock at me?

I literally had to struggle to kick them out of my book. So many were killed during the process though not cautiously. I was a little bit worried on seeing them losing their lives. But did I have any other options to save my dictionary?

Seems my mirror neurons (The neurons which fires your empathy and allows you to grasp the emotions of others) are activated a little bit. But still am I really guilty for what I did? I can’t kill an animal or a bird. (Not because of my goodness but to save myself from the guilty feeling) If my mirror neurons are working then, why not fully in the case of these poor ants? If I could hear them crying, maybe I wouldn’t have.. Is it like that..? I donno actually.

An afterthought: Actually why do we need to have this weird phenomenon of empathy causing all these confusions? Actually is it really empathy or selfishness as I posted in Painful..

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The author is a Quality Assurance professional by experience. Part Quantitative data analyst, part consultant for quality and information security practices, part software tester, she is a writer by passion and blogs at http://wordsandnotion.com and http://qualitynotion.com/.

One thought on “Mirror neurons

  1. Prajakta

    May 23, 2017 at 12:25pm

    I guess the lever is more inclined towards selfishness for us humans

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      Akhila

      May 23, 2017 at 7:08pm

      Yes praja..but people dare to state it openly..appreciate your frankness

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  2. Mann

    May 23, 2017 at 7:54pm

    But Comeon! If you don’t kill them…you regret later. I many time left mosquitoes alive just to wake up to itching bites.
    And tell u one thing…an ant made its way to my daughter’s socks and bit her and my dear…do you know how it feels after that???

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  3. 2ndhalfolife

    May 23, 2017 at 7:56pm

    I believe empathy is hugely important and is what keeps most of us able to care about one another. But certainly not some people, such as the most recent terrorists….

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      Akhila

      May 23, 2017 at 8:29pm

      Hmm.. empathy is there, that’s why some eyes become worried on watching an emotional scene…

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    Akhila

    May 23, 2017 at 8:30pm

    Survival of the fittest.. hmm, have to follow Darwin

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  5. tingleurtastebuds

    May 23, 2017 at 11:25pm

    This act is self defense and I would see it is just ok to do it. Otherwise the dictionary would get spoiled.
    Meena

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      Akhila

      May 27, 2017 at 5:06pm

      Yes meena..but only worried as it is at the cost of many lives

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  7. thewritewomanblog

    May 30, 2017 at 8:09pm

    Not sure of your mirror neutrons but it is definitely your impulse to save your treasure trove of words and their meanings – your dictionary!

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