Ever since I was a small child, I have had people in my life who unconsciously cared, but consciously didn’t know how to care.
I also think given the current climate, this is how the world seems to work. Some of us may go so far as to change a subject, so as not to be drawn into a conversation that may shed some light on how that person thinks or feels.
It’s never easy for us to show someone we care if we’ve never done it. That if we don’t care about ourselves, we’ll replicate that in our own lives and with other people. It’s always difficult for anyone who has to read between the lines and from my own experience, it’s usually the things we leave out that create the problems in our relationships.
I know that if I had time again, my values would still be the same. I would still do what I have always done; would still continue to care; it’s who I am. Underneath the exterior of anger, this is how I was. I’ve been doing it since I was a small child.
Our ability to care starts with us, therefore it’s not only important we care about ourselves, it’s important we say we care and to show other people that we do care. Any little gesture we give will help.