Don’t Let Anybody Tell You What You Feel Is Wrong

Thought Catalog

There is a very certain, very poignant reality in realizing you are alone. Rather– there is a certain, poignant reality in thinking you are alone. That sense of isolation is nothing more than a mental block. We can’t be detached from other people in a literal sense, only mental (we’re all cut from the same cloth at the end of the day). But neither of those matter as much as emotional detachment does, and that feeling usually stems from two things: our apprehension to reach into the depths of ourselves to be able to empathize with others and the shame we feel when those others dismiss our feelings and experiences. It’s a perpetual cycle.

It is a horrendous thing, how quickly we write off other people. I see now that the times in which I have struggled most have been when I felt something that someone told me I couldn’t…

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