Are we responsible for caring about all the horrors, tribulations, and disappointments in the world?
Yes though not for causing them. We are tasked with giving care so their effects might become most tolerable.
Words of encouragement and support don’t inflate an empty tire but what goes around comes around. “Have a nice day” should be followed up with actions to ensure a nicer day is possible.
There are many elements of the human psyche (spiritual, mental, physical, emotional (hmm…all ending in “l”) which affect a person’s sense of wholeness and well-being. A caregiver’s primary responsibility is demonstrating love.