Does it seem like Empathy is disappearing? You're not imagining it!
I hope there is a way you can promote that one hard working young man at your job. Talk him up to the boss above the narc's level, write him a recommendation, or whatever helps him. We love complain about bad people, but rarely take time to applaud the good ones who need encouragement. Why should they be good when they see the ruthless get ahead instead of them and when psychopaths run everything?
This is one reason empathy dies, imo. I've written letters to people's bosses when I get excellent help or service and given a copy to the employee to use as he sees fit. They look so happy and surprised, as if they never get praise for jobs well done, and I bet they don't!
I never got offered raises, except once, and while I got praise, I also got suspicion that nobody could possibly do as much work as I had, so I must be cheating somehow. The last job I left had to hire 4 people to replace me. I was a fool to work that hard for nothing, so I partly understand why they don't want to these days. Nobody trusts anyone now, and you have to give in order to get, but that works from both sides. Too late, I understand I should have been pushy about raises, but being that assertive is so hard for me. As an empath, I think people should consider it from my point of view and offer me one, since I would do it for them. Others just are not like that for the most part.
As for the doctors, I cannot comprehend why they feel they cannot help their patients while also making money, or worse why my doc said they seemed so gleeful that they wouldn't have to, almost as if they hate us. They already make an average of 6 times what the average family of 4 makes. When I was young, they made 2 times as much, and were quite happy with that, plus they came to your house when you were sick, knew your whole family, and you could pay them w/o ins. in the middle to quadruple the cost. If they needed lab work, they drew your blood at your home and took it with them!
I think we are living in a repeat of the fall of the Roman empire, the British empire, or any other previous one you can name. It is sad, but they all rise and fall the same way, or so it seems.