Re: Ch. 8 - An Inquiry into the Nature of Pain
Oh, well said - as a teen, I found that too - that nobody really wants to hear about pain, either physical or emotional.
My father always put down any references I made to feelings. My mother always assumed that 'cause she was a grownup, she knew everything so had nothing to learn.
She never really thought about how people really felt. Talked about people a lot, the things they did, the things they said - what she thought was right and wrong. But never really got into the person's feelings about it all.
When my father went through heart surgery, he had an awful time. His chest collapsed on the operating table, his stitches broke in intensive care. Through the whole thing she was worried, if course, but what was coming out of her mostly was her own feelings.
'Oh, this is so hard on me, you know', she would tell people.