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Whispering Silences

Caring or not

©Fleur Lind

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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12 thoughts on “Caring or not

  1. Yes, indeed. I work in community aged care…caring is a prerequisite. But yes, in general life, with anything, caring can get messy. Im with msjadeli, indoor plants don’t get messy, only if I spill the potting mix. Great story, well done!

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  2. Why does anything having to do with humans have to be so messy? I have a much better relationship with my plants than I do with most humans.

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  3. The suffering of the empaths. Interesting.

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  4. michael1148humphris on said:

    You have set me thinking with this story, outcome unsure, but thank you

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  5. This put me in mind of a client I had several years ago. She care do much about her family that she was chasing them away, including her husband. We spent many sessions together, finding ways to help her not to let her deep caring be such a burden to those about who she cared. I’m happy to report a good outcome. She has plenty of grandchildren now over which to spread her canopy of caring 🙂

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  6. Yes, there are limits on showing your feelings, and tricky as they be misunderstood.

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