Originally Posted by con struct
You've missed the point, though. If you'd never heard of him, why would you care about him?
OK let's try it from this angle- do you have a complete lack of empathy for this man and the circumstances of how he died?
You are correct in that I don't care in the same way I would if someone close to me had died (and no, his death doesn't directly affect my daily life) but I can at least empathise
(the key word here) with this guys family and what they're going through.
Maybe I've misunderstood (wouldn't be the first time) but your posts seem to be suggesting that since nobody here on this forum knew him personally (as far as I know) we waive the right to care about the wider issues surrounding this horrific event?