Because empaths are so in tune with feelings, they often want to help others as much as possible. They can sense when someone needs help and the gratitude of an individual when they are being helped. Whether consciously or subconsciously, this gratitude tends to be motivation for an empath to continue to help others so they can experience the gratuitous feeling over and over. Being naturally helpful and experiencing the feeling that goes with it can bring a sense of harmony and peace to the world. All empaths secretly desire for the whole world to be in a feeling of harmony and peace.