Alright, lemme explain the situation here first.
I'm a very, very thick-skinned person, or so I like to believe. I've come to know who I am and I've learned to not give a crap about what others think of me.
But then... why do I get so upset over people being complete asshats? I was always taught "If it doesn't have to do with you, don't mind it." but... I don't think I can live up to that expectation. I feel as if I'm obligated to feel angry at some points over what stupid people say for the good of other people. I just think "Other people will get upset and sad over this, and that makes Mama Bear very, very angry." I'm thinking that it's just my maternal instinct taking over (because this especially applies to people giving the usual insults to AB/DL's), but I wanted to know if other people feel this way sometimes too. Like you aren't insulted personally, but you know that others will be upset over it. It surely can't be just a caretaker/parental thing, right? My clinical experiences would tell me that it's just basic human empathy, but after seeing the behavior of people off and on the internet, I'm starting to think that empathy, like chivalry and basic human decency, is dead. Dead as absolutely dead.
Note: This came from two sources: A thread on Fapchan that discussed the pronouns that are used for trans people (in which somebody was very rude and said that trans people should use the pronoun that relates to their 'birth sex', for lack of a better word), and learning that my mother still has $20,000 lawyer bills to pay off after our domestic violence case against my asshole (now disowned) father. Because, seriously, who would make a single mother 35,000 bucks just to get out of an abusive household?!)
tl;dr: I get butthurt for other people. Does anybody else feel this way?
/rant. Thanks for listening, you guys.