A sentiment that says, “I think human suffering is terrible,” is generally a sentiment that will avoid confronting the nature of suffering and its true depths. If you’re decently middle-class, you can afford to avoid encounters with many forms of suffering. You can filter your friends-list in a manner to see and hear what you find pleasant and agreeable.

… We cannot think; we feel and our sentiments learn to make thinking noises. The result is a complicated confusion.

Fr. Stephen Freeman, Why How You Feel Is Not All That Valuable