"How much has to be explored and discarded before reaching the naked truth of feeling."
~ Claude Debussy ~
Let's stop telling people that we know how they feel. How can we possibly? We can relate what they're going through to something in our own lives, but lets not hijack their emotions as if they are par for the course and not unique to them. We all deserve the depth of feeling that comes along with the challenges of our lives.
I give people their dignity and don't think or pretend that I know how it is for them. I listen and send love instead.