Why I Am Not Sympathetic

We are who we are, and while you can change what you know, what you do, and how you turn that knowledge into action, the who is there forever, and the why is almost completely unknowable. (*For the know-it-alls out there with an opinion about psychology or whatever, skip to the disclaimer at the bottom.)

I can’t say why I am the way I am, any more than I can explain why people drink themselves to death or why my…