Our modern technology means many people get notifications about news headlines on their smartphones. Their phones beep and blink, alerting them throughout the day when there has been a catastrophe in another corner of the nation or the world.
Humans are hollowed into headlines, statistics. In light of this, a sister asks me: “Do we have a limited capacity for encountering suffering and pain? What does it do to the human psyche to receive a constant diet of bad news?”