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What Should Our Response Be to the Deepest Needs of Humanity?

emotional fatigue WARNING: You are now running on reserve empathy power. Please connect your heart to a power source.

In this past year alone, we have seen unprecedented tragedies from Haiti to Chile to Pakistan to Egypt, Libya, Ivory Coast, and the Gulf of Mexico to Japan. I can’t handle it anymore. I don’t have any empathy left. I feel like a computer with its battery shutting down.

All of my talents and passions are worthless if there isn’t empathy in my heart. It is empathy that will give me the power to continue on. There appears to be no power outlet in sight to recharge my fatigued heart.

Read Andrew Thompson’s entire article about “empathy fatigue” [3] in the Chicago Tribune.