Misunderstood

Misunderstood, the feeling as I walk day to day. It’s lingering around my heart, my eyes, my brain, my soul. My anger is misunderstood, my sadness is misunderstood, my happiness is misunderstood. I long for the days, the hours, the seconds when I am. When I am understood for my anger, my sadness and my happiness. The pain I carry is wearing on my heart. My heart feels pains for others. My eyes see the pain for others. My Brian sorts out the pain of others. I understand the pain of others. The same thought lingers every day every hour ever minute every second “So Why can’t I be understood.”

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The plight of the empath

Oct 18, 2023 at 1:22pm

I get that. It's hard when you are tuned in and responsive to the needs of others without getting the same sensitivity in return. It can feel unbalanced and draining.

Please know that there are rare people out there who see your compassion and who witness you as a whole person living a human experience.

Also, just a reminder that it is not your burden to bear to keep unbalanced relational systems running smoothly. It is reasonable to walk away from people who do not have the capacity to understand or meet your emotional needs.

Thank you for your service and keep up the good work :)

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Very Wise Words…

Oct 19, 2023 at 9:48am

“ remember that it is NOT your burden to bear to keep unbalanced relational systems running smoothly “

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Anonymous

Oct 19, 2023 at 4:09pm

Stand up and make it count. Make the world tell you it matters!

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Anonymous

Oct 19, 2023 at 4:10pm

Kick the World's ass if you don't start it who will? Be the change you want to see !

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Cold

Oct 20, 2023 at 4:08am

It’s a cold world we live in nowadays. So many people, and since we aren’t biologically designed to live the way modern life has forced us to, lots of people have disengaged from other people. They are lost in their own world and are becoming less and less aware of what’s going on outside of themselves. They’re not paying attention, so they miss even the most obvious clues that someone needs some help and compassion. They’re so busy being on social media instead of actually connecting in real time that they will also feign ignorance just to avoid having to deal with real human emotions. Those of us who are attuned to what’s going on around us tend to give until we’re depleted ourselves. I’ve learned that I need to frequently isolate just to recharge because the pain of others can be so overwhelming when I’m absorbing it all the time. Be kind to yourself and try not to lose your empathy in spite of the fact that you so rarely have it offered to you.

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Anonymous

Nov 2, 2023 at 4:50pm

Feeling things others seem not to notice is a burden but it's who you are and you can't change that. It's what makes you special and there are others out there like you too. The world has unfortunately dulled most people's senses. Is it the internet and the non reality of life or less social interaction or the fear for survival in this crazy society we now live in ? Perhaps
There are still people out there that care !

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