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Termed by psychologist and researcher Paul Slovic, compassion fade is the idea that the more people are impacted by a tragedy, the more empathy decreases. In today’s episode, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen discuss compassion fade in light of approximately 500,000 deaths caused by COVID-19 in the US as of February 2021. It begs the question, “What are the roots of how empathy is born and engendered in us?” as well as, “When and how do we decide to extend that empathy toward others?”. Jason and Whitney ponder the questions as they dig deep into the factors that compel people to help and, at the same time, what prevents people from helping. Join the conversation and rediscover the importance of compassion and empathy in the individual’s life and society as a whole.