Maybe my question is a bit misleading, but I'm trying to understand why I care so deeply about individual people, even (maybe especially) ones I have just met, and yet have so much contempt for humanity in general. I'm a news junkie and can't stay away from the headlines even though most of the stories make me sick. But it's not just in the media, it's also in the business community, the local social scene...
The dilemma is that, on one hand, I'm sometimes afraid to show people how much I deeply care about their problems because they might question my motives (which are sincere) and push me away. I don't want to feel like I'm some creep. Yet at the same time, I can't seem to get over my disdain of the general human population.
I've felt this way for a very long time, so it's not as if I've never thought of just "changing my attitude" - please don't suggest that - it won't work.
Any advice? Anyone else feel the same way?