True story, I was protesting a facility that created parts for nuclear weapons a long time ago, when someone drove by honking their horn. A guy with a mullet was hanging his head out of his truck, pointing at his boat. “Who cares?” was the name of his boat.
I’ve since learned that people care a lot about people they know or who they connect to. So, we get programs like “adopt a kid”, where you get letters from an impoverished child in Africa if you give money. But most people start losing interest when you say millions of kids die all the time. I understand the evolutionary biology of it, but personally, I have no problem feeling empathy for large numbers of people.
What’s your experience?