I have days when I can't watch tv, read magazines, or go online comfortably for all of the ads that are on these days raising awareness of animal abuse.
When I look at them, I feel such a rush of (emotion? I don't know what to call it) that I get physically ill. My stomach seems to shrink and twist itself into the size of a golf ball, and I feel like I will faint and want to cry. It is as if I know everything, everything that this animal has been through and has felt, and it just stays and stays.
When I think of suffering people it is the same way. The only individuals for whom I feel no empathy are narcissists.
Does anyone else get physically sick over things like this?