Somewhere Between Empathy and Apathy

We can likely recognize that the acute emotional pain of empathizing with every sorrow and tragedy – a seemingly infinite collection of agonies – would mean inevitable implosion or collapse.

We would be rendered catatonic; we’re not built to bear such anguish. As some people’s stories demonstrate, the plight of one life can be burden enough on its own.

Corinda Lubin-Katz