It takes sudden and massive losses of life to shake them but most of the Empire-controlled planets led miserable lives, how come, say, little baby twi'lek's death by famine in Ryloth didn't shake Ben or Yoda? We can presume that stuff like that happens every minute in an Empire-controlled Galaxy.

EDIT: I don't believe this question has anything to do with being able to read the intentions of Anakin and his legion during Order 66, this question is about why don't the Jedi feel all the suffering in the Galaxy, I think they might feel it to a degree but they train to lessen those effects, IIRC, that theme was touched lightly in the Shatterpoint novel and was part of what turned Depa, but I don't really know any other answer other than them suppressing their own senses a bit.

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    Probably for the same reason none of us hear the suffering on our planet - there's too much of it and it's too homogeneous, so it becomes background noise that one can get used to. Commented Dec 25, 2016 at 9:51
  • But we aren't so attuned to as to be physically affected by any of that suffering as the Jedi have shown to be. Commented Dec 25, 2016 at 9:53
  • Shown to be where? Yoda sensed Alderaan because he was close at the moment. Leia sensed Luke and Han because they shared affection. Commented Dec 25, 2016 at 9:56
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    @Neo It is also worth noting there that Yoda felt Order 66; that is, he felt the demise of thousands of highly trained Force users. From a sensing-a-change-in-the-Force perspective, the death of a Jedi, someone who is closely connected to and able to influence and channel the Force directly, is quite likely to leave a much greater imprint on the sensible Force than the death of people whose connection to the Force is peripheral to nonexistent. Commented Dec 25, 2016 at 13:49

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I think it's somewhat along the lines of...

If you've ever been bitten by a mosquito, kinda annoying but tolerable.

Imagine getting bitten by a million more. It's going to stagger you...

It's called inurement...

Aside from that, I don't believe they were all that sensitive to the Force anyway. Until they learned to use Force Sense which is a power..

Force sense was among the most basic of Force abilities. It could be used to feel another being's feelings, the future, ripples in the Force caused by momentous or traumatic events, impending danger and the presence of the dark side.

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    This is probably the reason, I think it's an important aspect of Force Sense because it can go as far as to overwhelm and turn the best of the best, like it happened to Depa Billaba. It's just that I suppossed that if that was the case, Jedi would have special teachings to suppress that negative input in particular, and I haven't been able to find any mention of it yet. Commented Dec 25, 2016 at 10:07
  • Why would you roll back to this ghastly revision of yours?! I did my best to respect your style when editing, but some grammar and spelling mistakes just aren't forgivable. Plus, your use of full stops is completely out of line! Commented Dec 25, 2016 at 11:22
  • It seems that adding the Edit section rolled it back, sorry.. Commented Dec 25, 2016 at 12:26
  • he was talking to me actually.. Commented Dec 25, 2016 at 12:59
  • @UmßraDivisio - for the sake of future edits, what exactly did you not like in my revision, given your own edits resemble mine more and more now? Commented Dec 25, 2016 at 15:12

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