Friday, November 7, 2008

The Perils of Caring Too Much

Friday, November 7, 2008

How do I tell a friend about the perils of caring too much when I, too, was once afflicted with its curse? How do I tell her about the perils of caring too much when I, too, was once riveted and intoxicated by the numbing torment it brings? How do I tell her that caring too much about a person can mean caring too little about herself? How do I tell her that the future, surely uncertain as it is, can be doubly wobbly when built on a mere string of Faustian moments? How do I tell her these things when I know that she is not without a lucid understanding of her wretched state? How do I tell her when we both know that she already knows?

4 comments:

Kayni said...

that is so true, but sometimes, telling someone about the curse of caring too much will just reaffirm what he/she already knows.

i have a discussion going on at my blog on the recent US elections, you might want to check it out. thank you.

jacqueline said...

tell her straight. :) one cannot give what one doesn't have. eventually when she has exhausted all the care she can give, there might not be any left...
or, just wait until she gets tired of caring for another and gets back to her senses that she needs to care for herself more than anyone else would.

Artemis said...

what jacqueline say is correct!

dinadelias said...

do you really need to tell someone who already knows? or should you let her go at her own steam and be ready to be there when she needs you? Truth is,some things can NEVER be learned vicariously.

 
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