The Arithmetic of Compassion

Physic numbing: Forced Organ Harvesting and Torture in China by Andrew Quist

The Arithmetic of Compassion website raises awareness of psychological obstacles to compassion, including psychic numbing, pseudoinefficacy, and the prominence effect. “A famous saying goes, “One death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” Due to psychic numbing, our sympathy for suffering and loss declines precipitously when we are presented with increasing numbers of…