Therapists, military, and first responders can experience this in the line of duty when they witness death and destruction and have limited ability to effect change. Their emotional capabilities become overwhelmed and they begin to shut down. America as a whole is experiencing compassion fatigue. The degree of stress and fear that has been plagued us over the past year has taken its tole. It must come to an end if we are to have any hope for the future. People are fighting to get out of the emotional fog-bank that has been pressing down on our minds and our hearts. Recently there has been a lot of discussion about people rebelling against laws and travel mandates as the masses fight against harsher restrictions. This is what happens when normal people experience compassion fatigue. Yes, we are a compassionate people and the fact that we were willing to suffer so that others could live is evident of the degree of unity we have for one another. But, the suffering must end.