When Empathy Becomes Solipsism


Just because I would be completely devastated to separate from Frank, that doesn’t mean that some of them, while sad, don't feel they’re moving in the right direction—doing a difficult thing that is for the best.

Empathy is a good quality to have, but it also needs to be practiced in moderation or you start to make everything that’s happening around you about you, instead of about the people it’s happening to. This is something I’m trying to learn to balance. I mean, I write about my love life on the internet; I’m obviously somewhat of a narcissist, but I’m trying to keep it under control. Sunshine will help. Sunshine and beer. I’ve got a barbecue to attend, actually. Goodbye, internet.