“People lack sensitivity these days; they can’t get into another’s shoes”.
The voices from the adjacent table were distracting Meg’s thoughts.
Perhaps those insensitive were happier, though, she rebutted silently. They hardly care enough to be worried or stressed about anything.
The problem with being too sensitive is that often you sacrifice your own well-being out of fear of hurting the other’s feelings. You stay silent too long, and someday it all erupts uncontrollably. As a result, it pains both you and the person you’re trying to shield.
Perhaps not caring as much isn’t that bad.
But not for all.
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