If we stop caring about those around us, how is that different from how we've stopped caring for those we don't know.
We don't consider the lives of people thousands of miles away from us as equal in value to those a hundred miles away as we do those a mile away.
Proximity defines value and worth, and now we're forced into isolated separation, where we contemplate our survival among these circumstances.
This lessens our humanity, defaults us into our animalistic tendencies.
Everything breaks down into ego and awareness, and how the two interact determines everything about your experience.
It's got nothing to do with any of them, this is only about you, and how you perceive reality.