Are We Desensitized to Poverty?

Are we way too familiar with suffering that we become less and less emotionally affected? We forget that those kids in the street have the same wants and needs we do. It has come to a point that most of us avoid individuals who might need urgent medical care for fear of it being a con. If not, it’s the ‘bystander effect’ where people are less likely to offer help or intervene when other people are present because of the assumption that someone else will take action.