Sunday, July 4, 2010

trouble empathizing

why do i have such a hard time empathizing with others?

when ppl say things like, i don't like my job. or i hate being a waiter the pay sucks. i don't know how to respond. it feels disingenuous or insincere to be like "yea i know right?" because literally i don't know.

how can i respond appropriately without being misconstrued as insincere ("oh, i totally get you") or snotty ("sorry i have no idea what that feels like")?

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