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I can relate to your silence and also to the feelings you share. With my own silence, I've noticed, like you, that taking a step back helps me take stock, notice my reactions, and work through my thoughts and emotions. It's hard work. Sometimes I second-guess myself because, over time, my initial response to human horror has also shifted to, "That could be me," rather than outrage or indifference. I think we've landed in the same spot. I have learned that my response is an empathic impulse, and not a deficiency. I hadn't considered that this might be one of the reasons I am able to be with loss and difficult emotions. Thanks for revealing this new nuance. 🥰

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I'm really glad it resonated in a level, I've been brewing on it for some time, so I appreciate it Annie!

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