Caring about others is a great quality and requires a high emotional intelligence. Being able to get out of ourselves and see things from a different point of view is a useful ability and can probably help us communicate and relate better to others. However…
Series: Irrational Rules of Living
Most people do not like to talk about their rules, but they have them for everything. There are rules for living, rules for dying, rules for work, rules for home, rules for riding the bus and rules for eating in a restaurant. As soon as you understand you do not live alone in the world, you know that to get along, you need to have some rules to live by. The amazing part is that even to get along with ourselves we need rules. Of course, as mostly subconscious beings, many of our rules are quite irrational.
Discomfort and pain are things most people do not like to experience and, to a certain extent, because of this, we have many problems in life. Pain and discomfort are ways of the body to let us know that something is wrong. We should be very thankful for this mechanism. Imagine us not experiencing pain when our hand is on fire.