Hi Katelyn, I'm glad you've developed coping skills, otherwise being an empath can feel like a curse. No news for me either. I stay informed in other ways and I volunteer. That helps others and also helps me.
What I hope for is that more and more people learn compassion. While I know some people are born with a lot of empathy, others are not. Compassion meditation and three acts of kindness a week can help everyone.
As for Incubus, I love their music and their lyrics. Maybe Brandon is hsp/empath? I know that HSPs tend to be small-boned and/or thin-boned. Not sure why that affects the central nervous system, but it does.
Sometimes, I like to think that events aren't coincidences.