I've always been sensitive to depictions of suffering. Often when I read about suffering, whether actual or hypothetical, I feel disturbed. This decreases my motivation because it makes me want to disengage, to avoid this feeling.
I limit what EA content I read to account for what I think I can handle emotionally, which has worked well for me. However, it is impossible to avoid all content that might take me to a dark place, and it is often necessary to understand suffering in order to alleviate or prevent it.
I was wondering if anyone had ideas for how I could feel less disturbed when reading content like this, while still taking the suffering seriously.