Why Do We Stop Caring About Natural Disasters?

April 10, 2015 2:33 PM

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Why Do We Stop Caring About Natural Disasters?

Dan Ariely answers reader questions about maintaining empathy, buying gadgets and cheating on taxes

The problem isn’t with memory—it is with emotions. Every time we see those televised images of disaster, our emotions get ignited, we care, and we want to act. But over time, our emotions inevitably subside, and we stop caring.

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