Have you ever been told any of the following:
You`re too sensitive.
Why do you always take everything personally?
You`re too clingy.
You`re too needy. 1,171 more words
From painter, cartoonist, writer Lynda Barry’s funny, entertaining, instructive writing guide/memoir What It Is.
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There are certain children who are told they are too sensitive, and there are certain adults who believe sensitivity is a problem that can be fixed in the way crooked teeth can be fixed and made straight.
Sensitivity is not weakness. Sensitivity is understanding.
An understanding that although it consumes us, it is good. It is innocent. We forgive when we shouldn’t, we love when we shouldn’t.