Absolutly agree with you Cisco. Its called becomming desensitised. We are constantly bombarded with doom and gloom, politicians antics, scandels, celebrity rubbish, dire predictions for the world, rising crime, endless wars etc etc, no wonder people are tired.
With tiredness, appathy settles in, seeing thousands die, gets the 'whatever', with a yawn, response. Many of us perpetrate this bombardment daily, although I suspect, not conciously.