I think some people have an undeveloped brain when it comes to empathy in those situations. I've never been able to understand how some people can't feel the waves of sadness that come of people when they lose something they loved. It's like they don't have that......I guess intuition is the world I'm looking for?.....Where you don't need to think about how someone else feels....You just soak it up and feel it yourself. About a week after I had to put my first cat to sleep I was sitting at the kitchen table with my mom and my aunt. My aunt said something like it shouldn't take that long to get over the death of a pet. I could feel my face go flushed and my ears started to burn. My poor mom just gave me this pleading look that said please don't say anything back to her. I gave her a look that said mom, you know when my ears turn bright red it's far too late for that....I'm gonna say something and it's gonna sting whoever it's directed at. Then I looked my aunt in the eyes and said, well when the day comes that you pass away your kids probably won't take too long to get over it will they?