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I Think I'm Overly Sensitive

I sometimes think I'm overly sensitive.  I don't like to see people put down or hurt.  It's even hard to watch things on tv, like the commercials for the animals that need help or the starving children.  I don't think it's a bad thing to be sensitive, as a matter of fact, I think this world would be a better place if more people were, but it does cause my feelings to get hurt probably more than they should. 
sapphire33 sapphire33 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 2, 2011

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Hey. I fell ya. Everyday I feel depression because I have the horrible realities of today's world on my mind for what seems like 24/7. When I go somewhere I am always on the lookout for signs of child abuse or neglect. I cry a lot simply because I know what terrible acts are happening as I am breathing at this very second, and it SUCKS that I can't help EVERYONE! It sucks the judicial system doesn't protect kids like they should. It ****** me off and depresses me. I am terribly sensitive as well, and there is no way in hell I'm watching a violent movie. Thanks for your post.

I have to admit that I can't even watch a movie where a child is being hurt, never mind when starving children are being documented. I sometimes wonder if this intolerance of child abuse of any description is a natural instinct to ensure the welfare of our young, thereby ensuring the survival of our own species? Either way, a child's tears can reduce me to tears!

most of the people here are, however sensitivity like every trait is relative, but it is inevitable that everybody hurt and get hurt, and the impact of that will be relative too. also, you can't separate sensitivity from other traits of the person meaning that you can't label someone as just "sensitive" as they usually would be more sympathetic, attached, or even more jealous. so if you draw a line and put "extremely sensitive" on the right and "extremely insensitive" on the left, the middle would the "normal guy" but i think he would be more of a mediocre than average, personally I'd rather to be on the middle of sensitivity half of that line, which at least that is what i hope of myself.

How many times have you been told, "You're just too sensitive." ? I've heard it all my life. As if sensitivity is a bad quality. I prefer to focus on what that sensitivity brings into my life. Yes, I do get my feelings hurt easily. Like everything in life, I guess you have to take the bad with the good. And I can't watch those animal commercials on tv either.

I can't count how many times I've been told that. Maybe we're not too sensitive, maybe the rest of the world isn't sensitive enough. Can you imagine what a great caring world this would be if everyone thought of others and cared more about each other?