Well I consider myself of the younger generation, 18. Surprisingly, I do not consider myself very empathetic. Ever since I was born it has just been a deluge of the poor, suffering, meek, and unrighteous. Eventually you feel tuned out to the needs of the unfortunate. Sure I could give the bumb I meet on the street 5$ but how is he more deserving then the hobo I'll meet on the next block? Or the kid dying of AIDS in Africa? Of course I still give but it is pretty much just throwing money into the pot at this point.