Apathy is a big problem our society faces today.
When we hear of a tragedy, we may shed a tear or feel sad, but we also do not FEEL the pain of the others in a deep way. We move on with life and chalk it up to another tragic news.
In Israel, there are so many terror attacks and so many tragic occurences on a fairly constant basis, Hashem yirachem, that we become hardened…. and perhaps it is almost a protective mechanism. We can’t bear hearing more negativity. It is too much. So we become almost apathetic.