They have a hard time fathoming how the horror of powerlessness and helplessness can be felt in a situation that hasn't caused any physical damage.
Damage that can be measured in some form or another, whether it be possessions lost, limbs lost, bruises acquired, body counts or number of stitches - these are all things that one can put a value on.
I've stuck with it for the past 2 years and have lost 50 pounds, started to compete in cycling events, and have completely changed my approach to eating.
He stuck with it for about 3 days and then went back to his old habits.
Crimes, natural disasters, wars, and accidents are not personal.