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7/30/08 12:54 P

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Great article, and it sure showed up at the right time. I never thought of myself as an overly sensitive person, but have recently experienced it. It sure was stressful, and looking back a waste of time.


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7/30/08 1:19 A

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When everyone is wondering what people are thinking about them, they don't have time to consider the awful truth, that with everyone worrying about what the world thinks of them, no one has any time think about anyone else. When we meet that rare person who really is concerned about us, who really listens to us, who really cares about how we look, it is so refreshing that it stands out and we have found a potential friend.

Be a friend and notice someone. On the other hand, it is okay to be yourself, you don't have to worry about what most people may be thinking, because they're probably not thinking about you. emoticon

Edited by: CHANETC at: 7/30/2008 (01:19)
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7/30/08 12:33 A

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Boy could I ever relate to this, can you?

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Overly sensitive
by Karl Moore

I don't know about you, but I'm quite a sensitive person.

Sometimes even a little overly-sensitive.

Yesterday, I took a sensitivity test and scored 7/10. That's practically paranoia!

But we're all sensitive at times.

Think about it.

How many times have you taken offence - just because somebody turns
their back on you in a bar?

How many times have you thought a person didn't embrace you as much as
you'd expect?

How many times have you walked back to a table, to hear the laughter
suddenly die down - and wondered if they were talking about you?

It's happened to us all. Probably.

And sometimes it's important to pay attention to such matters. After
all, being sensitive is a wonderful trait.

But here's the thing to remember.

"Reality" is entirely relative.

The snub in the bar may have been accidental. The non-embrace may have
been because the person's dog just died. The laughter may have been
about something else altogether.

Being overly-sensitive often makes life way too stressful.

So, the next time you get that oh-so-familiar feeling of
over-sensitivity, just think to yourself...

"Forget it. I'm being overly sensitive - and it's just possible I don't
know all the facts."

Then slap yourself around the face and get on with it.

Because life is too short to be worrying about detail.

Tenzin Gyatso wrote: "We also often add to our pain and suffering by

being overly sensitive, over-reacting to minor things, and sometimes
taking things too personally."

Wolfgang added: "Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly
sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth."

If this sounds like you, take a check on your feelings - and stop
taking things so personally.

Maybe - just maybe - it's all working out perfectly.

You cannot get what you’ve never had unless you’re willing to do what you’ve never done.

Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.
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