Empathy Fatigue

Relatable is not Empathy

Most of us have heard the term compassion fatigue which basically means developing an indifference to the appeals of people who are suffering having experienced such appeals frequently. This is a fair and real phenomenon. We have all been there, but, what I am now is experiencing something closer to empathy fatigue. Empathy, as a term and a concept, has got me wrung out, frustrated and, frankly, a little pissed off.

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