Sharing – Why We Should Care Less
No, not really, but what we should do is be sure to maintain healthy boundaries. The article below is about Compassion Fatigue. It’s real. I’ve known people who’ve reached that point, and I’ve watched people online reach that point, where they write and share about every new abuse case they see until they just disappear online because they have become overwhelmed. I find this reminder to be something worth keeping in mind:
““Don’t take on anybody’s problems too personally because they are not yours,” Demos advises. “There’s a fine line [between] trying to help somebody and then overdoing it and putting yourself in that exhausting situation or working with somebody to the detriment of your own self.””
Hurting yourself will not be helpful to the people you’re trying to support in the long run.